Insanity Cult are a band from Greece that plays a very raw and melancholic form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "As My End Unfolds".
Thunder and rain sounds start off the album along with some classical guitars a few seconds later and after the intro the music goes for more of a fast and raw black metal sound along with a great amount of blast beats and high pitched screams and the songs also bring a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Melodies can be heard at times and the band also brings a small amount of clean playing into certain sections of the recording and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic sounding while the vocals also bring in angry spoken word parts at times.
When synths are utilized they give the songs more of an atmospheric feeling and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses the music gets more depressive and the vocals also start adding in more grim style screams and some of the tracks also bring in a small amount of acoustic guitars and clean singing male and female female vocals while some songs also bring in a brief use of death metal growls.
Insanity Cult plays a style of black metal that is very raw and depressive while also mixing in a good amount of melody and acoustic guitar parts that makes their songs stand out a bit more, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover pain, sorrow, suicide and emptiness.
In my opinion Insanity Cult are a very great sounding raw and melancholic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Through Sorrow I Breathe" "Hymn To A Forbidden Truth" and "In My Final Ache". 8 out of 10.