DEATHCULT Of Soil Unearthed CD
Never ones to rush their art, Deathcult once again emerge from the shadows with their second full-length, Of Soil Unearthed. All but a few seconds in and it's recognizably Deathcult – filth, fury, heaving hooks, gut-churning crunch – and from there, the quartet dole out eight titanic tracks that span a surprising wealth of dynamics whilst remaining firmly within the classic death metal pantheon. The production, in particular, heightens the hideous energy coursing through Of Soil Unearthed, proving that truly morbid – and truly physical – DEATH METAL is alive and undead, and that steely-eyed professionalism need not dampen authentic underground spirit. In fact, it's not remiss to suggest that Deathcult here could've been time-warped from 1993, so thoroughly ingrained is the band's eternal DNA…but there likewise exists a certain ceremonial aspect to Of Soil Unearthed that puts the record into rarefied territory.