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Review: Earth Plague - Cult of Damnation
Earth Plague
Cult of Damnation

Label: Metal Ör Die Records
Year released: 2013
Duration: 43:54
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black/Thrash


Review online: March 29, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 3.79/5 (75.71%) (14 Votes)

Earth Plague is a 2-person Black/Thrash Metal band from Hungary that has been spreading their disease since 2012. This duo's debut full-length studio offering, Cult of Damnation, ain't bad I must admit. In fact, despite only having two men in the band, Earth Plague does a pretty decent job of throwing 10 relatively simple but catchy and crispy Black/Thrash songs our way. They sound a bit like the later era of legendary Norwegian Black Metal horde Darkthrone but with a more serious and blacker approach. Celtic Frost must also have been an influence as well. There's a similar grooviness to the guitar sound that one can find on Celtic Frost's early works. Vadkerti-Tóth Dávid, a.k.a. "D," who is responsible for guitar, bass and vocals on this recording, does not sound like your typical Black Metal vocalist. His semi-growled vocals are appealing plus I like the occasional Thrash riff that he sows on the album.

Most of the time Earth Plague feels at home with mid-paced Black/Thrash stuff, which I also happen to like. They do a fine job of incorporating Black Metal with Thrash elements and sound rather impressive and ready to impale your balls on the (inverted) cross.

Even if Cult of Damnation does not have the necessary power to put the whole Christian world on its weak knees, it still offers decent, ear-pleasing Black/Thrash fun for the dedicated crowds. Good stuff here.

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