REVIEW: Insanity Cult – of Despair and Self-Destruction

Insanity Cult – of Despair and Self-Destruction  

Review by Ekaterina K. / Dark Art Conspiracy 

Insanity Cult were created back in 2011 by Έκπτωτος (Lead Guitar) and Sacrilegious (Vocals) as a means of deeper inner expression and exploration. In 2012, Beleth (Drums) and Buer (Bass) joined the line up, while Vohamon (Rhythm Guitar) joined a year later in 2013.

Throughout the years the band experimented intensely with their sound and ripened both musically and ideologically, thus new elements were added while some others were removed. The general sound however, was always based around melodies and feelings of melancholy, nihilism, hatred and despair. The first EP “Insanity Be My Kvlt“, which was a raw rehearsal recording, was released in January of 2014, followed by the release of the debut full-length album “As My End Unfolds…” in April of 2015. Now, the band’s second opus is to be released in 11th february of 2017.

To characterize this album can be one word – it’s color of grey, which pretty matches the cover. Grey, addictive melancholy begins with a prologue – “The Light That Drowned Itself” and it felt throughout the album. Tremolos, blast beats and high, hysterical scream are the main elements characterizing this album. However, in some places main carcass is diluted by interesting combinations, as for instance, in the “IX”, clean guitar and scream made a good combination, which add more atmosphere “Interlude-The Bitter Wind of Remembrance” divides album on two parts by its monotonous melody which, however, fits well and doesn’t sound out of place. On the contrary, it aggravates melancholic and fatigue mood of the album. The second part, which consists from three songs is more measured and slow. Band has been progressed in songwriting and composition, releasing an album with good mixing of atmosphere of despair and frozen carcass of black metal riffs.

Score: 4/5

Tracklist :
Prologue – The Light That Drowned Itself
Seeds of Lesser Gods
All Now Are Wounds
Interlude – The Bitter Wind of Remembrance
In My Abysmal Dreams
Birth of Eos
Sinister Lights and Manic-Depression
Line-up :
Έκπτωτος (Lead Guitar)
Sacrilegious (Vocals)
Buer (Bass)
Vohamon (Rhythm Guitar)
Beleth (Drums, Programmation)
Genre : Black Metal (Traditional)
Label : Ogmios Underground (
Release date : February 11th, 2017 (Digipak CD, 6 panels, 8-pages booklet)
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