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Madness from the Sea - 90%

dismember_marcin, April 4th, 2013

I was waiting for some new Unaussprechlichen Kulten releases and finally one such came few weeks ago in form of this excellent 7” EP titled “Lucifer Poseidon Cthulhu”. Let me tell you that all of you, who listened to “People of the Monolith” or “Dwellers of the Deep / The Madness from the Sea” and liked that feeling, when ten ton monolith was slowly massacring your body then you just must also get this EP. It contains two Kulten anthems and Pentagram cover and so the band continues with their Lovecraftian stories and I must say that I love that atmosphere and the whole feeling, which they have. It is something disturbing, obscure, mystique, terrifying, but also intriguing, so it is always a pleasure to listen to such soundtracks for the nameless cults.

First there’s “Madness From The Sea (Creatura Aquæ part II)” on side A. It is a second part of Aquatic Testimony from the “Blood Memory”. Musically one expect only the purest of death metal forms, if it’s either slow or devastatingly fast, it will always be raw, obscure and morbid traditional death metal. This song actually starts like the good old Morbid Angel, but it also has a lot of influence from another mighty gods of US death metal: Immolation, Incantation and Vital Remains. The whole music is so damn heavy, so massive and destructive that you may truly expect that when listened in the dark something horrid may come out to devour you. Great riffing, great vocals and really excellent production – these are the main values of this Unaussprechlichen Kulten release. And obviously the second song, which is a ritual hymn “Nephren Ka-Nyarlathotep (Starry Wisdom)” is equally effective, again with some very obvious Morbid Angel and Immolation influences here and there, but I really enjoyed this music a lot. Finishing off with Chile’s Pentagram cover – “Demoniac Possession” from their demo / EP 1987 – it is just a complete recording, one which you must add to your collection and cherish, as once more this Chilean squadron of death proves to be a unique band. And just look at that amazing artwork of this EP, along with just killer, utterly blasphemous band photo… do you need anything more? I doubt that. Limited to 500 copies, remember that, as this stuff is essential!
"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"!
Final rate: 90/100