Cult Of Occult are a band from France that plays a blackened mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Five Degrees of Insanity" which was released by Deadlight Entertainment.
Drones start off the album along with some noisy reverb and after a minute the music gets a lot more heavier and goes into more of a sludge and doom metal direction along with some black metal screams and all of the tracks are very long and epic in length and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar leads are utilized they are very dark and distorted sounding and as the album progresses some of the riffs start utilizing more melodies and the vocals also bring in growls at times and on a later track the music speeds up a bit and brings in more of a raw style of the genre along with a small amount of blast beats before returning back to a slower musical direction and a later track also brings in a brief use of psychedelic elements.
Cult Of Occult plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in the heaviest styles of sludge and doom metal and mixes it in with black metal to create a sound of t heir own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover Satan, Alcohol, hatred and Ant Christian themes.
In my opinion Cult Of Occult are a very great sounding mixture of black, doom and sludge metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nihilistic" and "Satanic". 8 out of 10.