Release date: 30 November 2013
Style: Black metal

Rating:

8.2 | 77 votes

Owners:

46 have it
15 want it


01. संहार रक्त काली
02. अस्तित्व की चिता पर
03. शव साधना
04. काली मां
05. मृत्यु ही सत्य है
06. मृत्यु का वीभत्स नृत्य
07. खण्ड मण्ड योग
08. दिव्य प्रेम की ज्वाला से दग्ध

Review


Line-up
Devilish - vocals
Tomá "Tom Coroner" Corn - drums
Infernal Vlad - bass, guitars, vocals


Additional info
Artwork: David Glomba.

Official translations:
"Ascetic Meditation Of Death"

1. Samhara Raktha Kali
2. On the Funeral Pyre of Existence
3. Shava Sadhana
4. Kali Ma
5. When Death Is All
6. Gruesome Dance of Death
7. Khanda Manda Yoga
8. Burned by the Flame of Divine Love

Staff review by
Apothecary

Rating:
8.7
Eastern influences in rock-derived forms of music have come quite a long way since the days of George Harrison and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. With metal in its modern state, we definitely have plenty of bands that follow suit (Nile, Melechesh, and Rudra, to name a few). The problem I find with a lot of this Eastern-infused metal, however, is that the metal almost always seems to trump the Eastern elements, and being the Oriental f̶a̶n̶a̶t̶i̶c̶ ̶ nerd that I am, I find myself looking for bands that strike more of a 50/50 balance between the two. This year, I was lucky enough to get my wish, in the form of Cult Of Fire's sophomore release मृत्यु का तापसी (that's "Ascetic Meditation Of Death," for all you heathen bastards who have not yet mastered the holy Sanskrit).

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published 23.11.2013 | Comments (37)

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Erik M. - 15.06.2014 at 18:58  
Rating: 9
Written by Lit. on 15.06.2014 at 18:51

One need only to look at your lists to prove that wrong, especially your debut album list.

I also liked this album, though I only listened to it once and haven't touched it since. I should try it again, cause I really remember liking it.


Out of all my lists, the debut album list is the worst representation of my taste. A ton of albums on there I don't even like all that much, after all. Hence why in some cases I listened to other people's opinions as to which albums deserve to be on the list. In the end, there will literally be no-one who thinks that all debuts on the list are great. Obviously this list is the best representation of my taste in music. Though I haven't updated it in months, but I will do so when I feel like it (when I expand it to 100 albums, probably).
Erik M. - 15.06.2014 at 19:01  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 15.06.2014 at 18:51

I'd rather someone voted how they actually feel about an album that scoring it on what they think it deserves. That's one-step away from LeKiwi-level vote manipulation. Would make no sense for someone to give a high(er) score for an album they absolutely don't like.


Okay, you're right actually. I guess it just surprises me how someone like mz (a BM fan) can rate this a 5.
mz - 15.06.2014 at 20:03  
Rating: 7
Written by Erik M. on 15.06.2014 at 18:49

Fair enough, but a 5 score equals mediocre/not good and is pretty harsh for a quality record such as this I'd say.


Written by Erik M. on 15.06.2014 at 19:01


Okay, you're right actually. I guess it just surprises me how someone like mz (a BM fan) can rate this a 5.


It seems that if I want to go by your method, I need to give every tech death album a 10. Music rating does not work that way for me. I don't care how much, from technical point of view, an album is well written/executed etc. My honest opinion is that this album is bad.
And if you are surprised by this rating, you should have a look ate my rates of TRoB albums
Erik M. - 15.06.2014 at 22:03  
Rating: 9
Written by mz on 15.06.2014 at 20:03

It seems that if I want to go by your method, I need to give every tech death album a 10. Music rating does not work that way for me. I don't care how much, from technical point of view, an album is well written/executed etc. My honest opinion is that this album is bad.
And if you are surprised by this rating, you should have a look ate my rates of TRoB albums


That's not my method at all. I judge music exactly the same way you do, but I said what I said because of you hating/disliking this album, Sadness' and Dolorian's debuts, which are all excellent albums in my opinion. Yes, it's totally your right to hate them for whatever reason, it's just that I was surprised you hate it as I would've guessed it to be your cup of tea.
LordHypnos - 27.06.2014 at 05:12  
  Can't believe I missed this gem. Are the album lyrics written in Hindi too?
!J.O.O.E.! - 14.09.2014 at 22:23  
Rating: 9 Man, 3.58 to 4.28 odd sounds like the best Drudkh riff Drudkh never came up with, then the rest of the track sounds like The Malediction Fields heaven. Magic stuff.

!J.O.O.E.! - 14.09.2014 at 23:01  
Rating: 9
Written by mz on 27.01.2014 at 14:55

I don't really like Indian music. No surprise that this album is boring for me. काली मां is really good, though

The funny thing is there's actually barely any Indian music in this. A few atmospheric passages and background sounds nearer the start and end of the record but most of the tracks don't have much of a distinctive Indian identity.
mz - 14.09.2014 at 23:07  
Rating: 7
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 14.09.2014 at 23:01

The funny thing is there's actually barely any Indian music in this. A few atmospheric passages and background sounds nearer the start and end of the record but most of the tracks don't have much of a distinctive Indian identity.


Let me have a look at it again.
mz - 14.09.2014 at 23:34  
Rating: 7 Yes admittedly my response to this album has been over-reactive. Like I said before, they are pretty good on their BM but some parts are still offensive as fuck. Those parts, however, are not as omnipresent as it initially seemed for me.
Thanks Joe for making me check this again.
!J.O.O.E.! - 14.09.2014 at 23:36  
Rating: 9
Written by mz on 14.09.2014 at 23:34

Yes admittedly my response to this album has been over-reactive. Like I said before, they are pretty good on their BM but some parts are still offensive as fuck. Those parts, however, are not as omnipresent as it initially seemed for me.
Thanks Joe for making me check this again.

Just so you know I wasn't having a go at you or anything. I was listening through it again and was surprised at how little Indian music there really is in which never occurred to me before. I think everyone probably got swept up in the imagery and song names.
mz - 14.09.2014 at 23:41  
Rating: 7
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 14.09.2014 at 23:36

I think everyone probably got swept up in the imagery and song names.

Yeah. Also, I think that the earlier moments of album had lasting effect on me.
!J.O.O.E.! - 14.09.2014 at 23:43  
Rating: 9
Written by mz on 14.09.2014 at 23:41

Yeah. Also, I think that the earlier moments of album had lasting effect on me.

Yeah the opening and ending tracks are quite heavy on it so it probably stays in people's mind for that reason.

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