Reviewed: December 2014
Released: 2014, Iron Bonehead Release
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Having cast aside plans for their upcoming album, Cult of Fire’s fascination with India was so strong that they felt compelled to pay homage to it’s beauty in their latest Ctvrtá Symfonie 7 EP. The 2 track endeavour focuses upon the composer Bedrich Smetana as well as two renowned rivers the Czech Vltava and Slovak Váh.
Opening with the grandiose sound of ‘Vltava’, the charging riffs and solid drums pervade throughout the opening minutes. Its not until half way through that the track picks up with intense blast beats that everything comes into focus as the band serve up a heavy dose of ferocity without any room for restraint.
‘Vah’ offers up a brief moment of melodic guitars and the sound of running water before being propelled further by another violent attack of drumming. The lead guitars wade in, building into a climactic departure that is both enthralling and memorable.
Whilst this may only be a short output by the band and with the absence of vocals being definitely felt, these guys nonetheless great song writers and are definitely worth taking the time to appreciate their artistic approach.
Review by Ben Spencer
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