Pentagram Chile - Unaussprechlichen Kulten - Ritual Human Slaughter / La Mujer, El Diablo y El Permiso de Dios
Iron Bonehead Productions
Occult Death Metal
2 songs (10'11")
Release year: 2015
Reviewed by Alex

Pentagram Chile and Unaussprechlichen Kulten band together to prove that South American death metal can deliver occult feelings, not just outright brutality the region is known for. Joined by ritualistic topics and similarly themed cover art, I’d say they succeed.

Pentagram Chile, who have recently changed their name to honor the US doom stalwarts are very influential in their neck of the woods, yet to date they largely released a number of demos and shorter records until 2013 The Malefice came out. The band opens the split with Ritual Human Sacrifice and the title of the song could not be better fitting. Cover art reminds of the Aztec/Inca priests as well, taking hearts out of living breathing human beings. The procession to the temple begins with a drag, interrupted with off shoot tremolos creating native flavor. 2 min in the heart starts beating faster, palpitation increases, war drums speed up, solo sharpens the sacrificial knife, the whole atmosphere becomes more uneasy and anxious, a poor victim execution at the aforementioned temple is largely inevitable, even when no one is sure of the exact time. Pentagram Chile tell the full story on Ritual Human Sacrifice bringing comparisons to Incantation austere doomdeath.

Unaussprechlichen Kulten is more dense, more massive, more overbearing and a tad more evil on Intro - Baphomet Pan Shub-Niggura. Their guitars cut a little deeper with their barbs, and while their melodic accents are not necessarily divulge the band’s origin, when production tends to be more layered I could compare this to some Behemoth works with less automated precision. Unaussprechlichen Kulten are a little looser, veering out of control towards the end, while bass levels surge.

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