Cult of Daath – Slit Throats and Ritual Nights

up_070405_cultofdaathCult of Daath have found a good sound for themselves on “Slit Throats and Ritual Nights” as they have decided on more of an older, more stripped down cult metal vibe. Where older material by this duo was centered around more of a sloppy war metal vibe, Cult of Daath have tightened up the screws that hold them together by simplifying their music. Excellent tracks like “Conceived Through Black Mass Rape (Obscene Rites part I)” takes on an almost punk like motion in the riffage and drum performance. The album maintains a plodding mid paced, head bangable push where power chord dominant riffs produce unavoidable hooks. The black shouted vocals also stir the nostalgia of C.O.D.’s sound as very direct vocal lines follow the motion and simplicity in the music which puts me in mind of the vibe found on older Sodom and other like minded bands albums/demos from back in the day. “Slit Throats and Ritual Nights” is a very cut and dried album, bloated with no frills, barbaric, black minded metal aggression and boundless character. This is indeed a great direction for this band to continue their exploration. – Marty

~ by martyworm on January 3, 2009.

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