Darkthrone’s Nocturno Culto released his debut EP under the banner of Gift of Gods. The mini album, as it’s being called, is titled Receive, and it hit the streets today, November 5th.
I suppose despite Gift of Gods being only four tracks deep, it’s being called a mini album because it runs for 30 minutes. Geez, you parents might remember when full-length albums were just 30 minutes — then again, maybe it’s just a Norwegian thing. If you’d like to check some of Receive out, go to Pitchfork.com to hear “Last Solstice.” I imagine some might hear some of Culto’s Black Metal roots, but I think you’ll find it to be a heavy, sludgy, doomy experience. It definitely has heavy grooves and killer riffs for you to stomp your foot to and bang head with.
It’s taken many years for Receive to see the light of day. Culto recorded the album himself at his studio and it was mixed and mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door. Commented Nocturno Culto:
Finally, the mini-album is done. Gift Of Gods has been a great ride for me. I don’t want this to end now, so I will most likely work on new material. Thanks to my partner in crime, K.A. Hubred, we got to rehearse during the last two years. What to expect? I have no idea how to describe this, but it’s metal for sure.
For Gift Of Gods, Culto turned his hand to creating pure, unbridledexcellence, taking in a vast array of influences from decades past to concoct a special whirlwind of melodic riffing and headbanging anthems. Receive also features a rendition of “Looking For an Answer,” originally by the obscure Swedish ’80s band, Universe.
To further your Gift of Gods experience, visit the mini-site.
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Gift of Gods – Receive tack list:
Looking For An Answer
Rock Hard \m/