BAXAXAXA stream long-awaited THE SINISTER FLAME debut album at Black Metal Promotion Monday August 2 2021, 6:29 PM
BAXAXAXA stream long-awaited THE SINISTER FLAME debut album at Black Metal Promotion

Today, ancient German black metallers  Baxaxaxa  stream the entirety of their long-awaited debut album,  Catacomb Cult , at  the Black Metal Promotion YouTube channel . Set for international release on August 6th via  The Sinister Flame , hear  Baxaxaxa 's  Catacomb Cult  in its entirety exclusively  HERE .

Once thought long dead, existing as they did during the ancient days of the early '90s,  Baxaxaxa  publicly arose from the dead in 2018 with an exclusive performance at the esteemed Destroying Texas Fest and then a gig in their native Germany. Feeling scorn for nowadays black metal and wishing to stir the cauldron of yore, the then-quintet quickly recorded  The Old Evil  EP and released it on cassette tape in October 2019. Buoyed by that burning-black momentum,  Baxaxaxa  released another EP,  Devoted to HIM , little more than a year later. Both recordings' respective titles should surely bespeak the black metal to which the band is beholden: rotten, primitive, and ancient, out of touch and most definitely out of time.

And yet, time itself is a curious thing, because at long last, nearly 30 years after their original formation,  Baxaxaxa  release their debut album:  Catacomb Cult . Exquisitely OLD and proudly so,  Catacomb Cult  is everything a  Baxaxaxa  full-length should be: patiently hammering, ghoulishly atmospheric, and reeking of sulfur. But for as much as the album sounds like quintessential  Baxaxaxa , the band prove they're not without surprises or at least subtle developments in their ever-uncompromising sound. For one, the production's clear and cutting, revealing every haunting nuance without sacrificing a whit of grit. For another, the songwriting across  Catacomb Cult  no doubt whips forth a fury at times, but equally so does it display a more doomed-out gait that gives depth and dynamics - and yes, a truly catacombed feel. Same, too, for their characteristically medieval synths, tastefully applied and lingering like funeral fog.

It's been stated before that if you don't understand Mortuary Drape, Root, Hungary's Tormentor, early Samael, and very early Mayhem, then you don't understand  Baxaxaxa , and you most certainly don't understand BLACK METAL. This fact bears repeating, now more than ever. The past is alive  and  dead with  Catacomb Cult !

Fully step into the catacombs exclusively  HERE , courtesy of Black Metal Promotion. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

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Tracklisting for Baxaxaxa's Catacomb Cult
1. Catacomb Cult
2. As the Moon inhaled all Sunrays
3. Flame of Redemption
4. Kingdom Ablaze
5. Walpurgis Dancers
6. The Great malicious Tongue
7. Ghosts of Törzburg
8. Temple of the Seven Keys




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