Cult of Daath - Slit Throats and Ritual Nights
Blood Fire Death
Old School Black Metal
8 songs (48:43)
Release year: 2005
Blood Fire Death
Reviewed by Daniel

I must admit that even if I’m constantly bitching about how much I hate stagnancy in Black Metal, I enjoy hearing new bands playing old school Black Metal once in a while. And well, such is the case of this American band.

Slit Throats and Ritual Nights is an album for all those nostalgic Black Metal fans out there looking for something straight. If you are one of those guys who think that keyboards are for pussies and that the best Black Metal Metal was created in the late 80’s and early 90’s, then this one is for you; so forget complex song structures or atmospheric soundscapes, Cult of Daath know shit about that; they just grab their strings and in the purest Black and Roll form they’ll make you headband from beginning to end.

The music is kind of a Punk injected version of Darktrhone’s A Blaze in the Northern Sky, with some tremolo picking here and there, simple and solid mid tempo riffs Hellhammer style, even simpler drums, and dead like growls that sound as they were added at the end of the recording as a cheap overdub; surprisingly enough, this effect gives the vocals a quite original and killer sound. Add the perfectly fitting production and the tight musicianship and you have a solid package. In general try to think of this album as a more raw and primitive version of Nattefrost’s solo effort Blood & Vomit.

Cult of Daath will never strike you as original or special, but you’ll sure appreciate them when you want to rest from the more complex and demanding Black Metal acts, or simply when you feel like drinking with your Black Metal colleagues.

This is a great album for those of you who want to revive the old school Black Metal days, when bands like Beherit ruled supreme.

Killing Songs :
All are good, but Bestial Atonement (Mountains Of Burning Offal) kills all the fuckin' way.
Daniel quoted 68 / 100
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