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Southern Death Cult - Cult

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Genre: Indie Rock & Punk - Goth / Artist: Cult / Audio CD released 1996-09-23 at Beggars Banquet

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      19.10.2008 15:34
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      Sime parts very good, others a bit bland.. but it was early!

      This is a compilation of the 3 EP's produced by The Southern Death Cult, Ian Astbury's first band and humble beginnings before moving on to the huge band that would be The Cult.

      The wall of sound created by the guitars constantly playing on certain tracks often sounds like a bit of surf rock whilst Ian Astbury's vocals are far from squealy but more like a bluesy punk voice with poppy undertones that make it more accessible, quite similar to Billy Idol in a way.

      Tracks tend to be quite militant with the powerful vocals standing out a little louder than the instruments, this album may lack the polished finish or the complete radio sound of the music of The Cult but it definitely set precedent for it and it is easy to see that Astbury was a man who meant business. He created his own sound and it would be almost impossible not to recognise his voice which is something you can say about few vocalists.

      My favourite tracks are probably the powerful Fatman and the dar The Crypt. I do like the lyrics in general of this album, they are a bit more deep than the poppier work of The Cult, covering morbid subjects as well as native American imagery (the band name itself derives from the name of a little known Native American tribe), a lot of people try to bracket this album in with the early gothic rock but while the minimialistic instrumentalism is slightly similar it sounds more like new wave to me, although the look was definitely there.

      1. Fatman 3:44
      2. Moya 4:41
      3. The Girl 3:33
      4. All Glory 4:35
      5. Today 2:45
      6. False Faces 3:41
      7. Flowers In The Forest 3:35
      8. Patriot 3:43
      9. The Crypt 3:05
      10. Crow 1:47
      11. Faith 4:10
      12. Vivisection 3:12
      13. Apache 2:41
      14. Moya 4:43
      15. Fatman 3:48

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    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 All Glory
    2 Fat Man
    3 Today
    4 False Faces
    5 Crypt
    6 Crow
    7 Faith
    8 Vivisection
    9 Apache
    10 Moya