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Review: Antiquus Infestus - The Cult of Ra
Antiquus Infestus
The Cult of Ra

Label: Independent
Year released: 2012
Duration: 17:57
Tracks: 4
Genre: Black/Thrash

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: December 30, 2012
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
The Cult of Ra

Rated 3.8/5 (76%) (5 Votes)

The Cult of Ra is a fine slice of thrashy Black Metal from Italy's Anitquus Infestus. Tremolo picking is absent, replaced by riff-based guitar playing though the drums are still played at inhuman Black Metal speeds. The vocals are decipherable rasps that extol the virtues of the ancient Egyptian god of the sun. Even the bass player gets a bit of room to be heard on "Let Thy Salts Dry Out and Preserve More Flesh than Bones." The song titles are all very long, in fact, "Let Thy Salts..." is the shortest and it may take as long to say them as it does to listen to the 17:57 demo, but that's nit-picking. The Cult of Ra isn't groundbreaking but is just vicious enough and just melodic enough to appeal to a wide variety of Black Metal fans.

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