Miruthan – Cult Of the Dead (EP Review)

Release Date: April 26th 2024 - Easthaven Records / The Orchard

Miruthan - Cult of the Death

Eight survivors from a dystopian future overrun by the undead have somehow arrived in our time to provide us with a glimpse of the holocaust and its bleakness, terror, and horror. The outfit that is called Miruthan and they have released their debut account, the aptly titled Cult of the Dead.

Currently displaced in the region of Newcastle NSW, Miruthan are intense, their tales are cautionary, angry delivered in a multivocal attack that reek of vitriol and anger.’’ Survived the Blast’’ begins in an almost symphonic matter before it delves into their blackened death metal savagery that is suitably intense and unrelenting. The slower pace of some sections allows the atmosphere to become a cloying inescapable force of nature. ‘’ Into the Abyss’’ continues the gang-like vocal attack that is delivered with such energy and ferocity that is matched in equal measure by some razor-sharp riffing that has some excellent tremolo-ridden passages. The keyboards supply that extra texture and are allowed to shine briefly amongst the cacophony of horror and aggression.’’ Land of the Damned’’ is the denouement. From a time where hope is lost, and horror remains.

Miruthan embodies the definition of part animal part man and Cult of the Dead is a debut EP that shines with their unique approach and a concept that is all-consuming and intense. Coherent it combines the best of both death and black metal styles its rawness is integral to the compositions within. Bold, majestic and inherently violent Cult of the Dead is an introduction to the folklore and mythology.

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Release Year: 2024
Label: self-released
Category: EP
Country: Australia

Reviewed by Sparky