Polish Black Metal phantoms Cultes Des Ghoules return with Spectres Over Transylvania. A one track, 25min EP released on the Under The Sign Of Garazel Productions label.
Little is known about Cultes Des Ghoules other than their current line-up, and their country of origin. This elusiveness adds to the mystery coinciding with some of the most terrifying music ever put to tape. Samples from such films as Nosferatu The Vampyre and The Exorcism Of Emily Rose only elevate the listeners intrigue whilst heightening the groups overall shock value.
Much like Dante’s Inferno, Cultes Des Ghoules lyrical style reads more like poetry, creating a storybook of dark imagery, eye opening fear, and ranks them as quite possibly the scariest Black Metal band of the past decade. The likes of which we haven’t seen since Dead era Mayhem.
From intense speed, to slowed down epicness, this EP runs the gamut, breaking free from genre defining terms and clichéd, pigeonholing phrases. Vocalist, Mark Of The Devil, delivers a bloodcurdling, demonic diatribe at about 20 minutes in, that evokes sheer spine tingling uneasiness and panic.
Spectres Over Transylvania is a horror of a release. A true testament to everything Black Metal represents since the term was coined by Venom back in 1982.