Black Death Cult are a band from Canada that plays an occult mixture of black, doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Devil's Paradise" which will be released on November 27th by Hells Headbangers.
Clean playing starts off the album along with a brief use of spoken word parts before going into a heavier direction. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark yet melodic style while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them and synths are also mixed in with the heavier sections of the music at times.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling. Vocals are done in mostly a deep death metal style while elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs.
Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with some whispered vocals also being added into certain sections of the recording which also gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling. A lot of the songs are also very heavily rooted in the 90's era as well as adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
A great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length and grim sounding screams can also be heard in some of the vocals as well as one track also introducing clean vocals onto the recording which also enhances the occult atmosphere of the recording as well as the synths also having their psychedelic moments. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover Occultism, Transhumanism and Artificial Intelligence themes.
In My opinion Black Death Cult are a very great sounding occult mixture of black, doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Infernal Triad" "Nightside Of The Pyramids" and "The Unnamable". 8/5 out of 10.