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Album Review: Hymns of the Cthulhu Mythos by The Ziggurat

As you can gather from the title this lot have written most of an album inspired by the mythos of HP Lovecraft. The last song “Torso,” is a short blast of pure gore metal, complete with a sound clip to kick it off. The rest is Slayer-esque black/death metal, delivered with speed and menace. Alas, the mastering of this CD is patchy and some of the music really gets lost in the mix.

I do rather hope I got a dodgy copy of this CD because the sound in some places is almost inaudible it is so bad. There is talent hidden in the mix it would be interesting to see what they could do with some good production in a proper studio. If you look at this release as a full-length demo/showcase CD, then it has its charms. There is lots of drek out there from signed bands and this lot do quite a bit with what they have.

If you are one who likes finding hidden black metal talent and have some patience then this lot are rather good fun. If you are a label, take a listen and give this lot a deal. An enjoyable listen, not for the content, but for the hidden potential. One for the MP3 player methinks. I suspect it will find its way into the CD player during my writing ssssions. Ia! Ia!

Rating: 3.5/5

This review was submitted by Andrew.

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