Cult Leader (US – Deathwish Inc.)
Cult Leader is a chaotic band from Salt Lake City, Utah. “A Patient Man” was recorded and engineered by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios (Converge, Nails, High On Fire). From the first hits of opener “I Am Healed” Cult Leader take listeners on a sonic rollercoaster ride. Much of the album follows this blueprint. Songs like “Curse of Satisfaction”, “Craft of Mourning”, and “Share My Pain” are driven by a weave work of unorthodox metallic riffing and fuelled by hyper-aggressive percussion. While the technical proficiency is impressive, it’s in their use of dynamics where they truly shine. The album contains four beautifully brooding epics; “To: Achlys”, “A World of Joy”, title track “A Patient Man”, and “The Broken Right Hand of God”. Each one of them carries a maturation and sense of melody that few “extreme” bands have within their arsenal. Proving that aggressive music still has much to offer the world in terms of originality, creativity, and emotion.
Soul Grip (BE – Consouling Sounds)
Soul Grip is a post black metal band whose origins lie in the Belgian hardcore scene. A tour in Russia with The Secret, UK one-off’s with Birds in row, Mgła and Der Weg einer Freiheit and tours throughout Europe, support shows for Amenra in Belgium and the Netherlands … These dudes are busy, very busy.
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Presale: 12 euro