In sewing the heads of black metal, doom metal and death metal together, Cult Burial create a sound that is all together spine bending heavy and menacing as they offer up two complete tracks within their EP Sorrow. As soon as you lift your finger off of the play button, a wave of death and doom hits you square in the chest never to relent until you are fully buried underneath the droves of pummeling riff and drum work. Although there are only two tracks attached to this release, they are both massive walls of abyssal doom and death from which you get dragged in to from the drop of the first note.
Cult Burial waste no time with intros as they set in immediately offering up their unique, pummeling style of heavy metal. In their great amalgamation of death, doom and black metal, Cult Burial balances each of those genres through two tracks very well. These merchants of darkness offer up a cohesive and well rounded sound that is as heavy as you would imagine. The doom dirges drag you through abyss after abyss while the death metal passages rip you to shreds once they crop up from their rotted burial site. The black metal elements that appear offer you at times a haunting and chilling atmosphere that envelopes you in bitter darkness. Each of the genres have their own time to shine through each of the two tracks that are present here as Cult Burial does a great job of incorporating each in to the fold.
As short as this EP is, it more than makes up for that with the quality of the two tracks. Both of the offerings here are excellent as Cult Burial does a great job of incorporating all genres and morphing them to how they see fit. Both tracks are a great amalgamation of all three genres to create something that is spine severing heavy. With great instrumentation, monstrous vocals and an overall menacing atmosphere, Cult Burial offer up something that is truly outstanding. Neither of the tracks here display any sort of weakness as they both crawl out of your speakers with intent to bury you underneath slabs of grisly death riddled doom with elements of soul stealing black metal for good measure.
Overall, Sorrow is a great EP. As mentioned above, what this EP lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in quality. Through and through Cult Burial provide you with top notch metal and really there isn’t anything more that you can ask for.
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