DEATHCULT “Beasts Of Faith” CD LP review

Amongst the hordes of mediocre takes on old-school death metal that waste our time ever since the genre came into fashion again, DEATHCULT rape the competition with their new album “Beasts Of Faith”!

I have first noticed the band a few years ago while being in touch with another excellent Swiss outfit, the majestic Bölzer, with whom they share common members. One thing leading to another, I’ve invited both to contribute to Monomaniac vol.4 – the latest installment in the  one-minute song compilation series that I’m putting together via my label Blastbeat Mailmurder.

With the notoriety that the excellent “Demo ’12” helped them gain, including physical editions produced on all formats, a lot of anticipation has been accumulating for their debut full-length effort.

Now that it has landed on our platters, I can definitely state that it was more than worth the wait, becoming what is in my book possibly the finest album of European old-school death metal to emerge since the golden days of early 00’s, when acts such as KAAMOS, REVOKATION, REPUGNANT, NUCLEAR WINTER, DELVE/VERMINOUS, have resurrected the ways of old.

“possibly the finest album of European old-school death metal to emerge since the golden days of early 00’s”

What DEATHCULT share in common with the aforementioned units is an uncanny talent for the composition of unrelenting, hard-hitting tunes who are catchy as fuck, letting most of their boring peers sound as if they’re firing blanks.

With a release date set to 26 September 2016, brace yourselves for the CD edition released by Invictus Productions (Ireland) and later, for the vinyl version courtesy of Iron Bonehead (Germany).


01 Barren Land
02 Beasts of Faith
03 Hammer of Golgotha
04 Death in July
05 A Foul Glint
06 Discreate Homunkulus
07 The Sick Within
08 Evil Dead
09 An Accurst Procession

Deathcult BOFCD cover Deathcult band photo

Posted on by panos.agoros in Death Metal, Music, Thrash Metal

About panos.agoros

Music and computers. The same two passions that Panos has ever since he was a kid, have defined the path that he would follow in life. He studied computer science in Paris-France in the early/mid 90's and is an IT engineer, providing since 1999 Mission Critiical support for enterprise environments. He is also known to be a retro hardware scavenger and old computer collector. His love for music pushed him to become actively involved in the scene. From November 1995 until the early 00's he ran Chaotik Webzine, a pioneering music webzine and the first to provide coverage for both the metal & hardcore underground. He is for the last 15 years an editor of Metal Hammer Greece, the biggest music magazine in the country. He rans a small record label and distro, Blastbeat Mailmurder, and is also the vocalist/lyricist of critically and fan acclaimed astrogrind outfit Dephosphorus. In his lost hours he does field recordings and manipulates sound waves for his experimental noise/ambient Kommpound.

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