CULTES DES GHOULES Coven, Or Evil Ways Instead Of Love TRIPLE 12" LP
CULTES DES GHOULES
Coven, Or Evil Ways Instead Of Love
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Hells Headbangers Records
3 LP's (released in 3 of each colour, black, oxblood, swamp green, & royal blue) all housed in a hardbound outer slipcase with a 20-page A5 book, limitation unknown.
The metal underground is awash with more bands than ever, but none quite sound like Poland's CULTES DES GHOULES. And now, with the release of the band's highly anticipated third album, Coven, HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present CULTES DES GHOULES' magnum opus and forever prove that no one ever will quite sound like THIS.
Essentially, Coven sonically and especially (lyrically) illustrates a spiritual quest and the wish of death - death to a mundane world of moral laws and social conventions and shallow existences. It comprises a whole cast of characters - an actual dramatis personae, in the manner of a traditional play - whose innermost thoughts and outermost deeds are given life by the devilish throat of CULTES DES GHOULES. Each of the five songs is a whole "act" in itself, travelling across tension and cresting to high drama. Suitably, the music follows in kind, encompassing the band's trademark teeth-gnashing gnarliness to more dynamic - and, yes, dramatic - iterations of what were mere sonic suggestions in past, particularly in swaggering Sabbathian groove. That the band moves so freely across such a relatively wide swath of (super-)sonic terrain isn't so surprising as how effortlessly they do so, mirroring the myriad characters who bind the Coven. Olde tyme rock 'n' roll? Not exactly, but it's as patently diabolical as the medieval devil-worship CULTES DES GHOULES have been slavishly devoted to lo these many years.
The Devil's always had the best tunes, and sometimes even had the best plays. Now he's got both in CULTES DES GHOULES Coven, and a new dark age has begun.