Kult Des Hasses
2014 Listenable Records
Without a doubt, the most noticeable thing that immediately hits you with this album are the vocals of Vince Crowley. I don't know if his woman left him, if his dog was shot by cops, if his car was t-boned while on the way to the studio, or if he's just tired of burying the bodies of the Jehovah's Witnesses who knock on his door. The dude is ANGRY. Seriously very, very angry. Nothing but pure venom and rage in his voice. About the only thing I can possibly compare this absolute fury to would be that of Kratos in the God of War video game series. Anyone who's played any of those games will know exactly what I am talking about. As far as the music on this album goes, I have not a single complaint. Production is awesome, everything sounds strong, nothing rides roughshod over anything else. I'm not sure on what the division of labor is when it comes to writing the music, but it's amazing to me that even with a completely new guitarist, "Kult Des Hasses" still sounds exactly like Acheron should. I honestly believe this is one of their best works ever, and that's coming from a guy who has been listening since the "Rites of the Black Mass" days. This is one of those albums that will most likely slip under the radar for many, and that's a damn shame because it's far, far better than virtually all of the "high profile" releases we've seen so far this year.