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Review: Cult of the Horns - Chapter I - Domination
Cult of the Horns
Chapter I - Domination

Label: Symbol of Domination
Year released: 2017
Duration: 41:29
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black/Death


Review online: June 13, 2018
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 3.6/5 (72%) (5 Votes)

So, Mephisto is the pseudonym for the guy who is behind this one-man French Black/Death Metal outfit named Cult of the Horns? Brutal? Yes. In-yer-face? Yes, even that. An uncompromising and unholy mix of Black and Death Metal with the right attitude? You bet. That's what you are about to get, and even more

Chapter I - Domination, the band's debut album, falls musically into the same pitch-black cauldron of extremes where Impiety, Blood Incantation, Maveth, Unaussprechlichen Kulten and such unholy forces of evilness all suck their life energies from. It's about pure wickedness, sheer brutality, and operates at extreme levels of heaviness and kind of never lets the listener escape from its strong and crushing grip. Being a one-man performance, you have to respect all of Mephisto's hard efforts on this release: he has made this sound like a full band, albeit some amateur-ish clumsiness here and there cannot be completely avoided either.

Overall, Chapter I... offers a healthy dose of blackened Death Metal which might appeal to many of us diehards as well. Give it a listen, or preferably even two.

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