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Posts Tagged ‘Cult Of Fire’

CULT OF FIRE – TRIUMVIRÁT LP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Cult Of Fire - TriumvirátShortly before unleashing the truly amazing ‘मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान’, Iron Bonehead also made available Cult Of Fire’s debut album, ‘Triumvirát’ on vinyl. I must admit this one completely passed me by first time around, so I was glad of the opportunity to acquire it at the second time of asking.

There’s more sumptuous, epic Black Metal on offer from the eccentric Czechs but ‘Triumvirát’ isn’t quite as arresting or as monumental as its successor. Having said that, there are very few albums that can stand toe to toe with the rather exceptional ‘मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान’!

This six-song offering is still a highly-enjoyable (if somewhat short) LP that’s slightly occult and perhaps most interesting because it shows us where the Cult Of Fire journey begins. Not brilliant but still very, very good indeed and it comes in a grand gatefold jacket, too.

Evilometer: 555/666

CULT OF FIRE – मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान LP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Cult Of Fire - Ascetic Meditation Of Deathमृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान’ or ‘Ascetic Meditation Of Death’ is a truly spectacular slab of transcendental, esoteric, occult, spiritual Black Metal that combines raw aggression and beautiful eastern melodies to devastating effect. This is without doubt one of the best albums of the calendar year and should satisfy those who crave something a little bit different but still demand a Black Metal core (as opposed to avant or progressive crap).

As well as being an essential full-length musically, the record also represents a visual feast. It is beautifully packaged and presented, with a fantastic full-sized booklet attached to the inside of a substantial gatefold cover. Great artwork and a sumptuous aesthetic finish complete an already-stellar product and offer the end user maximum value for money.

In short, this is an outstanding and unique experience that no worshipper of the dark arts should go without.

Evilometer: 666/666