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The Goat-Devil currently resides in Cochabamba - 85%

Mad_Butcher_666, August 19th, 2013

The album’s name translates to “Upper Arm ... Sign of the Goat!” It all stars with a dark, gloomy intro, where Belial 666 consecrates to the Devil on behalf the band and all Satanists in general, and then leaves no doubts about what their ideology is all about: Satan, alcohol, drugs and lots of sluts (sic). It is a great opening for a very good death/black release.

Both the music and specially the vocal style reminds us instantly of old Mexican show Brujería, the difference is that Kulto Maldito has many black metal riffs and chords and deals with devil-related stuff, as its name suggests (Kulto Maldito= Damned Kult).

Music is most of the time inspired, energetic, fast and aggressive, whit enough rhythms variations and percussion changes to keep the interest on it; a powerful voice and a harsh percussion combine amazingly well with the evil lyrics. It is not easy to make an album that keep the audiences with their ears amused doing this kind of music, but KM makes it pretty well. Entrada Infernal, the intro for the second demo has to be remarked since is basically a beautiful instrumental piece done with a keyboard and sinister voices in top of it, but absolutely different from the other tracks on the CD.

I’ve never heard the original demos, so I’m not aware if there was some improve or modification done later; the production is not really impeccable, and the sound of the first demo included here is not as good as you would wish. The bonus live tracks - one with audio only, the other one a live video - are not good at all: you can hardly distinguish the sound of instruments, vocalization is simply incomprehensible and there’s this disgusting crowd noise during the entire song. But, since rawness seems to be a characteristic trait for KM, I guess this is not a bad thing.

This compilation was published during the band’s 10th anniversary, and it proves that this guys have been around for a long time, earning them respect and recognition among the South American scene, and also proves how much they have grown musically, since their most recent releases keep the aggressive stance against Christianity, their love for the old “sex & drugs & rock ‘n’ roll” cliché and overall an honest black metal attitude, but improving their sound, not too much of course, since that (I think) would be a betrayal to their principles.