IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS is proud to present CULT OF EXTINCTION's striking debut album, Ritual in the Absolute Absence of Light, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
The devastating force known as CULT OF EXTINCTION was evoked from the abyss in 2017 by sole member Void. Influenced by bands like Revenge, Blasphemy, and Proclamation, the goal was to create a merciless onslaught of pitch-black war metal with a mystical and eerie atmosphere. In 2018, the first demo Black Nuclear Magick Attack was released via Sentient Ruins and Atavism Records. Here, the songs were driven by a fascination with the infinite chaos of the cosmos and Void's attempt to capture its destructive essence.
And indeed, with Ritual in the Absolute Absence of Light does CULT OF EXTINCTION accomplish that lofty goal. Utterly CRUSHING in its sonic excesses, uniquely, there exists a paradoxically ethereal feel across the album's eight-song/33-minute span. It's a savagely twisted disconnect that truly puts CULT OF EXTINCTION in a league of its own: undeniably "war metal" by definition, no longer is Void totally tethered to those aforementioned influences and instead creates a multi-dimensional maelstrom of inexorable might. Also of note are the hauntingly stretched-out lead-guitar parts, further exploring that ethereal-onto-crushing aspect. Consequently, the lyrics across Ritual in the Absolute Absence of Light are inspired by the dark forces of nature and propagate a total war against light.
Behold the triumph of darkness! Behold CULT OF EXTINCTION's Ritual in the Absolute Absence of Light!
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One of the best death metal albums I've ever heard. This LP combines elements of old school death metal with prog and experimental metal to create a truly unique sound. There is a noticable level of technicality in the composition, however not to a degree that detracts from the melody of the sound. The attack is consistent in it's brutality, but isn't in a mind numbing, grindy sprint and has no qualms with lowering the pace while maintaining aggression. This is album needs to be on your radar. camelhouse7