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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

Rating: 4/5

Review online: May 25, 2011
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
The Cult of Disease

Rated 3.95/5 (79.05%) (21 Votes)

The Cult of Disease features some top quality Doom from Chile's Procession. Sitting somewhere between early Black Sabbath and 80s Candlemass, Procession cranks out riff after heavy, crushing riff throughout this EP, which at 46+ minutes gives new meaning to the "extended" part of Extended Play.

I'm no expert on Doom Metal, but I like to think I know good music when I hear it and that's exactly what I hear every time I spin The Cult of Disease. The thick, fat guitar tone fills all available auditory spaces, but Procession isn't content to simply drone on at ever decreasing tempos. The band has a good ear for melody and their songwriting is surprisingly mature after only five years together. Most of the EP is slow, without being dirge-like, but they also let the drums run a bit, as you can hear on "Like a Plague upon the Earth." Guitarist/Vocalist Felipe Plaza Kutzback has a gritty yet clean voice that suits the music well.

The Cult of Disease is all-around solid, well played and engaging Heavy Metal in the Doom style, yet is should appeal to metal fans of all stripes.

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