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Review: Procession - The Cult of Disease
The Cult of Disease

Label: Pure Steel Records
Year released: 2011
Originally released in: 2009
Duration: 46:51
Tracks: 6
Genre: Doom Metal


Review online: May 3, 2011
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 3.95/5 (79.05%) (21 Votes)

This is a re-release of Procession's little-heard debut EP from a few years ago. Now that they are making a splash with their fantastic full-length Destroyers of the Faith here we have this slice of their past to enjoy. If you like Doom at all, then you need to get into this band, as they could rapidly become one of the best in the world. This does not have the skull-crushing production job that graced Destroyers, but the songwriting quality shines through regardless. Only one song from this disc shows up on the album, and so this is a lot of new music for those who missed it.

This is termed an EP, but it is actually a little bit longer than Destroyers of the Faith, so I don't know what the logic is here. Procession are all about heavy, crushing Doom epics with killer riffs and the raw but powerful vocals of Felipe Kutzbach. This is a band definitely in the tradition of Solitude Aeturnus and Candlemass, but they have their own definitive sound, and are far from a copycat act. The songs on here are just as good as the ones that made it to the debut, and if you liked Destroyers of the Faith, or hell – Doom in general – then you want this.

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