To start I’m going to just say that Australia has just an army of great bands coming out. So with that being said, I’ve found some great black metal as of late and Bloodlust is no exception. This is the first full length album by these black metal savages. They tether thrash to their brand of darkness much like Venom, Deathhammer and the like. It’s fast, relentless and completely about Satan. From front to back Bloodlust is a sonic maelstrom of black metal.
From the first blast of the drums and the demonic cry, you understand a couple of things. You understand that Bloodlust came here to fuck shit up, and to also take your soul with them back to hell. It is also the little things as well that make this album enjoyable; like the demonic growls you hear on the opener Apocalyptic War Command, and the intro to the following song Sworn Servant of the Devil.
The eight track full length offers some tight riffing of the thrash variety, and the occasional spicy guitar solo. The tumultuous drums add to the chaos, the bass puts a nice accent on the songs, and the mid range gravel like vocals from hell put wrap the songs together in a neat hellish bow. The vocals sound like Disaster-the vocalist-is drinking the blood of his enemies as he screams. Another small touch that makes the album truly enjoyable is the occasional maniacal laugh Disaster gives out, such as on the track Black Blood of Satan.
With the thrashing riffs, maniacal laughing, Bloodlust really does make it feel like they are really out for blood. Cultus Diaboli is a sonic assault, a storm of metal, Satanic imagery and they’re here to get in your face about it. It’s Satan or nothing, or Satan or die basically. There’s no depressive anything here on this record. It’s geared more toward the old school black metal stylings of Lucifer first and kill everyone second. Be a part of the Satanic War they are waging. These gents from Down Under know a thing or two about thrash/black metal, give them a listen, or fear for your soul.