Kult Of Taurus are a band from Greece that has been featured before in this band with a musical style I would describe as being occult black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Divination Labyrinths" which was released by Forever Plagued Records.
The album starts out with an intro that utilizes some dark sounding synths which also brings in some avant garde elements and spoken word parts and once the album gets pass the intro it goes into some original sounding black metal guitar riffs and drums along with some grim screams which also leads up to blast beats getting thrown into certain sections of the music as well as a small amount of deeper vocals and the bass guitars are very powerful sounding on this recording and the music also adds in some psychedelic sounds.
As the album moves on they start mixing in some fast parts with some of the newer sounds that they introduced on the first song while most of the music sticks to a mid paced direction and you can also hear some medieval elements being mixed in with the black metal guitar riffing, on the fourth song clean playing is introduced into the music which also leads to the album getting more experimental and by the time the 5th song comes around there is a brief use of melodic vocals being utilized, and when the album gets closer to the end you can hear some of their old school black metal influences being mixed in with psychedelic elements and death metal growls.
You can hear a lot of musical growth from the last 4 years and they have added in newer elements as well as get a lot better on their musical instruments and this sounds like a very different band than the one I reviewed 4 years ago but they remain true to the occult side of black metal and I can see this recording making this band a better known name and they can compete with all of the best bands of this genre with the way they have grown as musicians and they way they bring in synths on the last song brings a classical music flavor along with an evul sounding choir to the recording as well as an epic sounding ending.
Song lyrics cover Satanism, occultism and Minoan Paganism, while thew production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Kult of Taurus and if you are a fan of occult black metal that is heavy and not afraid to try out new things, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Channeling End" and "Where No Moon Rises". 8 out of 10.