In early 2016, Ireland's ZEALOT CULT self-released their debut EP,
Karmenian Crypt. Duly impressed by this young quartet's power and poise,
BLOOD HARVEST stepped in and released Karmenian Crypt on 12" vinyl
later that autumn. Quickly, Karmenian Crypt reaped critical acclaim, and for
good reason: here was a band mature beyond their years, seemingly
effortlessly crafting pure and total DEATH METAL that was simultaneously
timeless and modern. Alas, those three songs were just a teaser for more
mastery to come, and it's now arrived in the full-length Spiritual Sickness.
Instantly upon pressing "play" on Spiritual Sickness, this is the same
whirlwinding ZEALOT CULT of before, only taken to bolder and more
bellicose ends. Here exist those same strong, expertly integrated influences
from classic Floridian death metal and especially the early Roadrunner/RC
catalog which fostered same. And yet, ZEALOT CULT further manage to
make epic, multi-dimensional majesty from that firm foundation, their
compositions constantly rising and falling and taking dark 'n' doomed
directions, all while remaining immediately memorable. So, while various
strains of Pestilence, Death, Morbid Angel, and especially Obituary can be
heard loud 'n' clear across Spiritual Sickness, its eight songs build upon
said foundation and contribute to this rich legacy, underlining the unyielding
ties to tradition whilst making majesty in modern times.
Completed by clear-yet-crushing production and a fully satisfying 42
minutes, Spiritual Sickness is indeed aptly titled. The time is NOW to join
the ZEALOT CULT!
Cat No: HSPCD046
Packaging: CD Regular
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