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Sinister, Or Treading The Darker Paths

by CULTES DES GHOULES

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akarmicgray
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akarmicgray Found you guys on YouTube. The Metal Vault had one of your releases uploaded and I was impressed after hearing it. Decided to buy this record because well, you guys don't suck and the riffs are just fanfuckingtastic.
M.Dark
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M.Dark Just when you think CDG had given everything on their last album, this masterpiece comes around. Not comparable to coven in any way, but better in it's own way. Just give it a listen and you'll know what I mean. If you're a fan, support them, it's worth the buy. Favorite track: Day of Joy.
Authoritah Figure
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Authoritah Figure The true follow-up to Henbane that every Cultes des Ghoules fan has been looking forward to Favorite track: Where the Rainbow Ends.
Matthew Toye
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Matthew Toye While I enjoyed 'Coven', it was a tad too long for me. You had to dedicate some time to fully appreciate it. This is a return to form that I love about the band. More sinister and raw black metal from true masters. Favorite track: Day of Joy.
Rich Kinman
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Rich Kinman Not sure how I would categorize this music, but it kicks ass.
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HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present CULTES DES GHOULES' highly anticipated fourth album, "Sinister, Or Treading The Darker Paths," on CD and vinyl LP formats.

By now, CULTES DES GHOULES should need no introduction. For the past decade and a half, this mysterious Polish entity has patiently crafted one of the most singular sounds in the black metal underground. Wholly reverential to the genre's ancient past whilst forging alien terrain all their own, simply, there's no other band around that sounds like CULTES DES GHOULES.

Häxan...Spectres Over Transylvania...Henbane...especially the utterly MASSIVE Coven: all these records roam the wildest hinterlands of the black metal imagination, and are generally held in both fear and awe by the many who've witnessed them. Each sounds unmistakably like CULTES DES GHOULES, yet each inhabits its own unique headspace. As expected in its unexpectaton, "Sinister" follows this (bent) trajectory.

No one could expect CULTES DES GHOULES to create another Coven, which clocked in at nearly 100 minutes across two CDs or three 12" vinyl records; they would never want to do that anyway. Instead, the coven dives headlong into the spacier crevasses of their inscrutable, always idiosyncratic sound. Like the blackest of magick, willed into being through both inmutable will and unselfconscious abandon, "Sinister" opens up - WIDELY - and again stretches sulfur and brimstone to their breaking point, with four of the five tracks topping ten minutes (or more) in length. Within, largely tribal/ritualistic drumming guides this "Sinister" spelunk into supernatural horrors yet witnessed; loose and lawless but always with torch in hand, the collective canvass teeth-gnashing gnarliness and haunting, stripped-back tension alike. It's not "weird" black metal because it tries to be - it just IS, like always.

Saying more with less, "Sinister" is truly titled. CULTES DES GHOULES are legend.

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released September 23, 2018

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