Invictus Productions announces January 28th, 2022 as the international release date for the highly anticipated second album of Switzerland’s Deathcult, Of Soil Unearthed, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
It’s been nearly six years since Deathcult’s highly acclaimed debut album, Beasts of Faith, jointly released by Invictus and Iron Bonehead. A long-brewing work given the band’s formation in 2010, Beasts of Faith nevertheless evinced an ageless wisdom through timeless, terrorizing Metal of Death. Stout songwriting reigned supreme, as did a more thoughtful integration of the band’s noble influences from the late ’80s and early ’90s, altogether combining hooks and crunch into a dervish of malevolent (and immediately memorable) energies.
Never ones to rush their art, Deathcult once again emerge from the shadows with their second full-length, Of Soil Unearthed. All but a few seconds in and it’s recognizably Deathcult – filth, fury, heaving hooks, gut-churning crunch – and from there, the quartet dole out eight titanic tracks that span a surprising wealth of dynamics whilst remaining firmly within the classic death metal pantheon. The production, in particular, heightens the hideous energy coursing through Of Soil Unearthed, proving that truly morbid – and truly physical – DEATH METAL is alive and undead, and that steely-eyed professionalism need not dampen authentic underground spirit. In fact, it’s not remiss to suggest that Deathcult here could’ve been time-warped from 1993, so thoroughly ingrained is the band’s eternal DNA…but there likewise exists a certain ceremonial aspect to Of Soil Unearthed that puts the record into rarefied territory.
An evil shade of grey under the sign of the black mark, Deathcult explode with a brilliantly doomed new palette. Of Soil Unearthed will bury all and sundry!