With timeless devotion to the Satanic arts, W.T.C. PRODUCTIONS raises a new chalice from which many will soon find sustenance: KVLTIST's debut album, Catechesis. Hailing from Germany, which has a deep-seated history of black metal, KVLTIST create coruscating hymns of obsidian strength and boundless occult energy. Across Catechesis, the duo weave 'n' wend the listener down myriad corridors, be they spiritual, mental, physical, or otherwise; their potency is writ large across the surging, heavy mass of gnarled (and gnarling) frequencies. Orthodox black metal Catechesis may be, but KVLTIST are sonic alchemists, tempering their enrapturing potions with startling dynamics, high drama, and haunting melody like true adepts despite their novice years as a band. The song titles themselves - from "The Devil's Catechumen" and "Darkest Light From Glaring Shadows" to "Eucharisty of Death Divine" and "Oblation" - evince the same timeless devotion to the Satanic arts on which W.T.C. has made its formidable name, and with Catechesis as the latest acrid sacrament to offer a starving congregation, KVLTIST are set to lead the flock to liberation and illumination.
MZI: Instruments, backing vocals
Amon Xul: Main vocals
KVLTIST was formed in early 2013 as the manifestation of a vision carried along by MZI since almost a decade before: to create black metal which is rooted deep in its devil-worshipping traditions yet contemporary in its feverish, multi-layered expression. The writing and immediate recording for the first opus began in December 2013. Shortly after, Amon Xul joined KVLTIST as permanent main vocalist. In September 2015, the work finally was complete and the utterly adversarial sonic incarnation called Catechesis was fully materialized: a swathing, ecstatic, and filthy Black Metal Liturgy of utter Luciferian devotion and worship was dragged from the Abyss, accompanied by guest vocalists such as Hellchrist Xul of Funeral Winds and Necrosodom of Azarath / Deus Mortem and organically mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony.
released December 3, 2015
Recorded by MZI from December 2013 to June 2015
Mixed by Alexander Schiborr in July 2015
Mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony in September 2015
Frontcover-Art by Ceethava.
Guest vocals in "Devotion" & "Darkest Light From Glaring Shadows" by Hellchrist Xul;
Guest vocals in "Eucharisty Of Death Divine" by S. Deathcurse;
Guest vocals in "Oblation" by Necrosodom & S. Deathcurse;
Guest vocals in "Ite Ad Ignis" by Hekte Zaren.
Near Death Revelations is the first Blaze of Perdition album where the band truly owned its sound, shedding its Watain influences and creating a truly remarkable black metal album that is deceptively complex in execution. This is equally adept at tearing your face off with high-tempo tremolo assaults as it is in making you feel sorrow through sections of more contemplative and melancholic melodies, and often multiple times in the same song. What makes this incredibly emotive approach a lot more complex than it initially sounds is the layering of melodies and the excellent use of vocals in what is effectively another instrument. Blaze of Perdition is Polish black metal royalty but it sounds nothing like Mgla, Kriegsmaschine, Batushka, or Furia. Buy this album, and every other of the band’s albums, or choose to live your life as incomplete - the choice is yours. Ippocalyptica