|Review: Baxaxaxa - Catacomb Cult|
Label: The Sinister Flame
Year released: 2021
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: August 22, 2021
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 4/5 (80%) (4 Votes)
Catacomb Cult is not quite as raw as the Devoted to HIM 7" I reviewed a little while back, but it's not accessible music either. The black metal presented here is dark and heavy and has kind of a feeling of despair from beginning to end, whether things are slow or fast-paced. The vocals are especially notable, not because they're unique for the genre (they're not), but the delivery is a great match for the heavy, pounding, kind of depressing music that graces this album. It's not DSBM, but Catacomb Cult sure isn't an album that will get your spirits up, throwing you into a dark place. The raw approach of the 7" is here replaced by a more disciplined but still destructive work of black metal arts that sounds like a nightmare, in a good way. Overall, I've found this album to be kind of addictive.
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