Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ocultan/Bellicus Profanus/Evil Horde Records/1999 CD Review

Ocultan are a band from Brazil that plays a very raw and primitive form of satanic/occultic/black metal and this is a review of their 2001 album "Bellicus Profanus" which was released by Evil Horde Records.

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown in at times as well as some tribal voodoo percussion being used on the intro and outro, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast raw black metal riffs that are very dark and occultic sounding and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on the recording and at times they sound very powerful with a melodic bass lead being thrown in.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams with some occasional clean singing being used at times, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism, Anti Christianity and Quimbanda which is an Afro-Brazilian form of black magick similar to voodoo, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.

In my opinion Ocultan are a  very good raw, primitive and dark sounding satanic/occultic/black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "For The Supreme Occult" "We Salute Thy Arrival" and "I Invoke Thy Blessing". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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