Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Upon receiving this submission the first thing that caught my eye was Cultist features the Bassist from Skeleton Witch (Evan Linger) and the Guitarist (Josh Durocher) from Howl (who is also handling vocal duties). Both bands I'm very familiar with and they have brought some brutally heavy music to my ear holes....But to my pleasant surprise this is on a whole different spectrum.
Cultist starts this album off with the title song and works its way through about 20 minutes of super fuzzed out 70's guitar riffage over a heavy drum and bass groove with atmospheric arrangements and Ozzyesque distorted vocals ending on the final song Eternal Dark.
I could see fans of Graveyard, Holy Grove and the mighty Sabbath happily adding this to their collection and playing it repeatedly.
This album is well crafted and flows seamlessly from one song to the next and leaves the listener wanting more, which is exactly what I want out of an album and band.
Cultist are well seasoned musicians and "Three Candles" is one helluva way to shake these winter blues off. I'm really hoping for a vinyl release as I've already worn out the digital download.