CULTES DES GHOULES - Henbane, ...or Sonic Compendium of the Black Arts (DIGIPAK CD)
Poland | Black
Now shipping! 2021 CD reissue in 4-panel digipak with 8-page booklet. American pressing under Hells Headbangers.
Arcane rituals, medieval devil worship, black blood spilling forth, screams from the abyss both nameless and numerous...CULTES DES GHOULES unleash their second full-length spell, Henbane. Five years on from their classic debut album, Haxan, the mysterious Polish cult take the sulphurous, swirling gnarliness they've plied on their splits in the interim - and particularly on the preceding Spectres Over Transylvania MLP - and drag it deeper into the eldritch depths. Both more compositionally advanced and more primitive than all previous, vocals ranging throats both ghoulish and diseased, and still with the most overpowering, bass-driven sound around: CULTES DES GHOULES make their grandest, most garish statement yet with the epic Henbane. Listening to this just once, you'll be damned for all eternity...