Cult Of Extinction are a band from Germany that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of war and bestial black/death metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Ritual In The Absolute Absence Of Light" which will be released in July by Iron Bonehead Productions.
War oriented drones start off the album and battle sounds start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark, melodic and old school style and the music also shows a great amount of influences from t he 90's.
Vocals are mostly black metal screams while the faster sections of the music bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs more of a raw war metal feeling. Bestial death metal growls are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording as well as the songs also bringing in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
As the album progresses a brief use of horror movie samples can be heard while the riffs also start utilizing more melody along with the music also bringing in a more modern approach to the war metal genre and one song also adds in a small amount of ambient style soundscapes before returning back to a more brutal direction. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover the dark force of nature and propagate a total war against the light.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Cult Of Extinction and if you are a fan of bestial black/death and war metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Anti-Monad Black Hole Bomb" "Possesses By A Servant Of Iblis" and "Ritual In The Absolute Absence Of Light". 8 out of 10.