Cult Of Occult are a band from France that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a blackened mixture of drone, sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2021 ep "Ruin" which was released as a joint effort by Breathe Plastic Records and musicFearSatan.
Distorted sounding drones start off the ep before adding in a very slow and powerful bass guitar which also introduces elements of sludge and doom metal onto the recording. After the heavy guitar riffs are added into the music high pitched black metal screams also start making their presence known.
Both of the tracks are also very long and epic in length while the vocals also add in more of a deep yet aggressive growling sludge metal style vocals at times. Dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with some clean playing also being utilized briefly as well as the solos and leads also being done in a very dark style when they are added onto the recording.
When synths are utilized they also give the music more of a nightmare oriented atmosphere and on the second track the vocals also start getting more deep and demonic sounding as well as all of the music also sticking to a slower direction as well as the second track also being a re-mixed version of the first song. The production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover satanism, alcohol and hatred themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Cult Of Occult and if you sre a fan of drone, black, sludge and doom metal. you should check out this ep. 8 out of 10.