Culto Negro are a band from Costa Rica that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of black, thrash and speed metal and this is a review of their 2022 album "La noche oscura del alma" which was released as a joint effort between Godz OV War Productions and Mythrone Promotion.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast b eats can be heard along with the music also adding in a great amount of thrash and speed metal elements.
Vocals are done in a very aggressive first wave black metal style while the music is very heavily rooted in the 80's era but mixed in with a more modern day aggression. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they also remain true to an old school style along with some tremolo picking also being added into the faster riffing at times.
The songs also sticking to mostly a fast or mid tempo direction along with the whole album also sticking to a heavier musical style and the recording closes with a cover of Hermitica;s "Desterrando A Los Oscurantistas". The production sounds very old school while the lyrics are written in Spanish and cover Spiritualism, Occultism, Witchery and Drugs.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Culto Negro and if you are a fan of black, thrash and speed metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Desdoble" "Navajas, Cadeneas Y Espejos" "Salvajes Destructores" and "La Larga Marcha". 8 out of 10.
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