Country: Germany
Title: Kult
Label: Trollzorn
Year: 2017
Style: Pagan Black Metal

the 6th full-length album from German Minas Morgul celebrates 2 decades of activity for the band. Kult is a 10 tracks effort that starts with a somehow post-apocalyptic, horror intro that leads you to think you're going to experience a sinister material, but the reality is somehow different. The music on this album is a mix of Melodic Black Metal with Pagan Metal, featuring Folkish acoustic passages, catchy Black Metal harmonies, and melancholic atmosphere enhanced by the dense keyboard lines. The abrasive, hoarse vocals are blending well with the melodic yet rough instrumental part, and the only thing I think could have used a better "image" is the drums production, way too plastic and synthetic for my taste, becoming even annoying at times, yet this didn't take away the fact Minas Morgul came up with an excellent new album after 5 years of silence, if you think you won't have a problem with programmed drums, you'll have plenty to enjoy here, it has its moments where it gets really, really good.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 7/10