Cult of The Night – Dance of the Witches (EP Review)

Release Date: May 20th 2022 - Independent

Eschewing all the tropes and clichés of the 21st Century, Melbourne’s Cult of the Night is metal, real metal, and their debut EP Dance of the Witches is a triumphant fist in the air in celebration of this.

Cult of the Night could care less about your feelings and isolation, they are the definition of war, violence, and Satan in all its metal glory. The music is tough and unpolished, the 2/4 thrashed speed attack of pure metal is vitriolic in its contempt for ‘’modern ‘’’ ideals. This duo is intent on delivering metal from the mid-eighties as it should with all the ‘’ughs” and yeah’s. ‘’ No Stranger to Evil’’ is their opening salvo in the war for real metal, and‘’ Lusting to Burn’’ is a blinding maelstrom of chaos and energy and ‘’Metal Attack “is exactly that! A war cry and call to arms. Be metal, real metal all the time.

Glorious in its delivery, this is not merely a homage to metal and speed metals greats, it re-captures the spirit and essence of what makes real metal true. It is rough ready and eager to fight in its power and immediacy. The unbridled assault of ‘’ Maniac Killer’’ burns with an energy that furthers the heritage of true Australian metal

Defiant, ugly, full of speed and possibly more than one brew Dance of the Witches is the perfect album for the true metal head that refuses to submit and is lured to the dark side by the raw power of music and true metal. Hail!

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Release Year: 2022
Label: self-released
Category: EP
Country: Australia

Reviewed by Sparky