Cursed Altar are a band from North Carolina that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style I would describe as being black metal with elements of sludge and doom and this is a review of their self released 2013 ep "Void, Eternal".
"Void" which is also the first song on the ep opens ups with acoustic guitars and a few seconds alter drums, black metal guitar and bass riffs along with grim screams make their way into the song and then the music slows down adds in synths and goes for a more doom metal influenced song as well as adding in a small amount of guitar leads which also leads up to guitar effect sounds as well as experimental and avant garde elements and the song closes with spoken word samples.
"Howl" begins with clean guitar playing along with sound effects in t he background which also lead up to some drum beats and the song is more of an experimental instrumental with no heavy parts or vocals being utilized.
"Eternal" which is also the last song on the ep begins with spoken word samples before adding in fast raw and primitive sounding black metal guitar riffs along with some blast beats from the drums and then the music slows down to a more mid paced direction which also leads to the song adding in drone elements that take over for awhile
Song lyrics cover dark themes, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Cursed Altar and if you are a fan of black metal, experimental and sludge, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Void". RECOMMENDED BUY.