Zealot Cult – Eternal Winter
What you may need to know…
1. Hailing from Limerick, four-piece Zealot Cult offer up an uncompromising slab of death metal heft, paying homage to the the genre’s old masters.
2. Appearing regularly on metal bills and all-dayers around the country over the past few years, the band have notched up a solid live rep, including shared stages with Exhumed, Primordial and Decapitated among others.
3. Eternal Winter is taken from their new EP Karmenian Crypt, available directly from the band on CD. No digital downloads or any other such fripperies exist as of (Word)press time.
4. The band appear next on May 13th in Fibbers on Parnell Street, as part of Carnage Metal Club, with Malthusian and Coscradh.
Verdict: As mentioned on other online outlets, there’s a bit of Floridian genre legends Obituary here, right down to the Tardy-esque vocals. There’s polish and weight to it, without sacrificing the intensity that makes them worth seeing live if you’ve the chance.