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Track Premiere: Black Cult – “Likantropija”

There’s nothing quite like digging into the depths of the underground to harvest some of the nastiest black metal on the planet. Unless, of course, it involves going to a country whose metal scene is even more underground, such as Croatia. Hailing from those depths is a project known as Black Cult, making music that gives sensations of helplessness and terror done in an orderly fashion. The upcoming album Nekropola is upon the horizon, but ahead of time, you can get a sense of that with “Likantropija,” the song that I’m serving up today.

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to get caught up in a storm out at sea, this seems pretty damn close to what that would be like. The drum clashes in the first half teamed with whining guitars buried beneath the fog do wonders, all tied together with threatening vocals that hit hard. The ending calms everything, slowing the boil down to a simmer, and throws in some cleaner vocals as well. This group explores all things dark and devious, with an evil feeling underlying the foundation. This is black metal done exceptionally well. So what the Hell are you waiting for? Hit that link down below and travel straight to Hell through the ocean’s darkest depths!

If this wasn’t enough, you can also hear “Parasite” at the same place that you can pre-order the album. Nekropola will be out on March 27th, 2020, through Satanath Records and Grimm Distribution. 

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