The two original songs that make an appearance on Transcendence were written around the time that Cult of Erinyes’ album Blessed Extinction, and just a few days ago were released through Caverna Abismal Records. There are three songs total on this EP and one cover of a Mayhem song titled Pagan Fears. Each song-including the cover song-is soaked in blasphemous darkness and provide you with an atmosphere that is both deadly and completely infectious.
Transcendence is just a solid mass of black metal. Cult of Erinyes plays an almost simple form of black metal, but that style and that form is very consuming. They play in the traditional sense in which they don’t add anything to the music that would detract from the pure and raw black metal sound that they have forged. What you get is not tampered with, and what you get is a jarring and bleak sound.
Their true, raw and ritualistic nature shines through in the two new recordings. Cult of Erinyes is unrelenting in their assault, and as each minute passes a suffocating darkened fog surrounds you. With each riff and screeched vocal you get dragged into an abyss where light has never touched.
The atmosphere that these blasphemers provide is a twisting and harmful darkness that almost swallows you whole. None of the songs are let you off with a warning, as the approach of the two new recordings are of the “shatter the soul, ask questions later” nature.
Each riff is made of molten darkness and dipped in skin melting venom, the drums are writhing and chaotic, the bass lines are thick and the vocals are purely demonic. As the harsh sounds pour from your speakers you can feel your life descending into utter despair. Cult of Erinyes is aggressive in their approach as they rip your pure soul from your very being.
This EP is what you would want to hear from a pure black metal band. It is raw, dark and it submerges you into a dangerous negative state of mind. The two new songs are ripping and the cover is spot on, you can’t go wrong with an EP like this.