Release date: 30 November 2013
Style: Black metal

Rating:

8.2 | 77 votes

Owners:

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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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!J.O.O.E.! - 19.11.2013 at 21:01  
Rating: 9 Well this is quite good. The vocals and atmospherics remind me of Fen, the riffing and guitar tone occasionally makes me reminisce about the now-defunct Bleak, some of the leads make me think of The Meads of Asphodel, some of the harmonies put in mind Drudkh when they were good. Doesn't sound, on the whole, like any of these bands though.
3rdWorld - 23.11.2013 at 08:32  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 19.11.2013 at 21:01

Well this is quite good. The vocals and atmospherics remind me of Fen, the riffing and guitar tone occasionally makes me reminisce about the now-defunct Bleak, some of the leads make me think of The Meads of Asphodel, some of the harmonies put in mind Drudkh when they were good. Doesn't sound, on the whole, like any of these bands though.

None of those bands really excite me (except maybe Meads) since I thought the drummer of Lykathea Aflame has involved in it, I thought it would be somewhat a logical continuation of that band atleast at some level if not entirely. I would've preferred it. Anyway, still looking forward to this as it sounds as an interesting release.
!J.O.O.E.! - 23.11.2013 at 14:45  
Rating: 9
Written by 3rdWorld on 23.11.2013 at 08:32

None of those bands really excite me (except maybe Meads) since I thought the drummer of Lykathea Aflame has involved in it, I thought it would be somewhat a logical continuation of that band atleast at some level if not entirely. I would've preferred it. Anyway, still looking forward to this as it sounds as an interesting release.

I wouldn't go in expecting anything like Lykathea Aflame, certainly not a continuation. I suppose this is a rather uplifting black metal album, so it could be seen as similar in that regard, as Elvenefris was pretty damn positive and inspiring in a similar kind of way.
Erik M. - 23.11.2013 at 16:02  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 19.11.2013 at 21:01

Well this is quite good. The vocals and atmospherics remind me of Fen, the riffing and guitar tone occasionally makes me reminisce about the now-defunct Bleak, some of the leads make me think of The Meads of Asphodel, some of the harmonies put in mind Drudkh when they were good. Doesn't sound, on the whole, like any of these bands though.


You're just a walking music encyclopedia, aren't you?
Destructo - 24.11.2013 at 06:47  
  I'm Indian, so I guess a translation of the song titles might help:

Album: Death's Ascetic Contemplation

Song Titles:

01. संहार रक्त काली - Blood Destruction Kali
02. अस्तित्व की चिता पर - On The Corpse Of Existence
03. शव साधना - Corpse Worship
04. काली मां - Kali Maa (Mother Kali)
05. मृत्यु ही सत्य है - Death Is The Only Truth
06. मृत्यु का वीभत्स नृत्य - The Morbid Dance Of Death
07. खण्ड मण्ड योग - Scrap Ornament Meditation
08. दिव्य प्रेम की ज्वाला से दग्ध - Burnt In The Flames Of Divine Love

Cheers !!!
Korah - 27.11.2013 at 02:09  
  Thanks Desructo, I was about to ask for it!
Hallford9000 - 20.12.2013 at 00:17  
  Noone will upload this on piratebay because of the album title
psykometal - 20.12.2013 at 08:24  
 
Written by Hallford9000 on 20.12.2013 at 00:17

Noone will upload this on piratebay because of the album title

Torrenting is shit anyway. File hosting is a far superior method of music acquisition.
Cynic Metalhead - 20.12.2013 at 10:28  
 
Written by Hallford9000 on 20.12.2013 at 00:17

Noone will upload this on piratebay because of the album title


What's the problem in title? You shooked?

I think they're titles which far worse than this(if the factor "meaning" is concerned) and is been available on piratebay or any official downloading link.

No big deal.
mz - 20.12.2013 at 12:19  
Rating: 7
Written by psykometal on 20.12.2013 at 08:24

Torrenting is shit anyway.

I get 99.9% of my music using torrent these days
-DC-002- - 20.12.2013 at 23:20  
Rating: 9 Whatever is on the Piratebay it's not this album.
Boxcar Willy - 21.12.2013 at 04:26  
  Hey, you know you can actually buy music eh?

I know right, weird. Like see here, Ironbonehead productions actually has this in their shop.

http://ironboneheadproductions.bandcamp.com/album/cult-of-fire
-DC-002- - 21.12.2013 at 06:32  
Rating: 9
Written by Boxcar Willy on 21.12.2013 at 04:26

Hey, you know you can actually buy music eh?

I know right, weird. Like see here, Ironbonehead productions actually has this in their shop.

http://ironboneheadproductions.bandcamp.com/album/cult-of-fire


I actually didn't know that. thanks for this bud I'm gonna also need something called a debit/credit card if you could lend me yours.

....EDIT: I did buy the album via your link though so thanks.
Hallford9000 - 21.12.2013 at 12:44  
 
Quote:
File hosting is a far superior method of music acquisition.

Links, please.
Troy Killjoy - 21.12.2013 at 19:55  
 
Written by Hallford9000 on 21.12.2013 at 12:44
Links, please.

Not in the forums.

"No links to illegal downloads, or soliciting such links. Make sure the bands or labels allow their material to be downloaded before posting such links anywhere on this site." (Source)
Vombatus - 21.12.2013 at 20:10  
Rating: 9 Some of the best BM this year. It first sounds quite "normal", but they do have some compositions that make them be a step ahead (specially the progression of the riffs and the easy blending with the keys). The costumes/stage stuff when they play live is also quite awesome, would love to see them.
-DC-002- - 26.12.2013 at 23:50  
Rating: 9
Written by Vombatus on 21.12.2013 at 20:10

Some of the best BM this year. It first sounds quite "normal", but they do have some compositions that make them be a step ahead (specially the progression of the riffs and the easy blending with the keys). The costumes/stage stuff when they play live is also quite awesome, would love to see them.


Seeing them live would be sweet. I agree, the more typical black metal riffs are made better by the composition, which is great. There's something that just clicks with this album and I have to listen to all of it. I guess 48 minutes isn't that long but it still flies right by without any of the music feeling extraneous. There album before this, Triumvirát is also really damn good. it is more drawn out though.
musicalkaratekid - 07.01.2014 at 17:31  
Rating: 9 One thing that made made fall instantly in love with this album is its very spiritual energy flowing throughout. You can feel the amount of effort being put into the production of the album and it's simply almost too good to be true. The mixture of evocative, sometimes atmospheric black metal and beautifully integrated eastern influences feels like the perfect musical combination. To be honest, the band's harsher side reminds me of both Borknagar and Burzum, whilst the eastern influences give the band freedom to roam in their own musical world. One of 2013's best extreme metal albums? For me, definitely.
Vombatus - 17.01.2014 at 01:25  
Rating: 9 Hmmmmm yes, after further listens it's definitely best black metal of 2013 that I heard.

Absolutely love track 4. That sad mellow melody with those dreamy chants, simply transcendental.
The subtile oriental references gives it a great vibe too.
Zephod - 20.01.2014 at 17:09  
Rating: 7 This is what the song titles look like on my iPod:








Yup...
Lit. - 25.01.2014 at 07:16  
  Well, let's see how they look on my ipod:

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

Looks fine to me!
mz - 27.01.2014 at 14:55  
Rating: 7 I don't really like Indian music. No surprise that this album is boring for me. काली मां is really good, though
Mr. Doctor - 27.01.2014 at 18:42  
  ^ BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Son I'm REALLY disappointed. BOO!
Pazdzioch - 27.01.2014 at 19:07  
 
Written by mz on 27.01.2014 at 14:55

I don't really like Indian music.

Sorry, I couldn't resist

mz - 28.01.2014 at 09:58  
Rating: 7
Written by Pazdzioch on 27.01.2014 at 19:07

Sorry, I couldn't resist
link

hey let me modify my statement: I dislike the music of Asian Indians ans like the music of American Indians thanks for the link I did enjoy it =p. It reminds me of a great anime our TV used to show back when I was 6-7 ? which was about Indian Americans
Pazdzioch - 28.01.2014 at 18:19  
 
Written by mz on 28.01.2014 at 09:58

It reminds me of a great anime our TV used to show back when I was 6-7 ? which was about Indian Americans

I believe it was a fucking Pocahontas mate!
Lit. - 29.01.2014 at 01:12  
  ^
mz - 29.01.2014 at 09:35  
Rating: 7
Written by Pazdzioch on 28.01.2014 at 18:19

I believe it was a fucking Pocahontas mate!


NAH. It was this one



damn this was excellent
Alex Fenger - 12.02.2014 at 16:59  
Rating: 9 Am I late to the party? This album is fucking amazing
mz - 12.02.2014 at 17:03  
Rating: 7
Written by Alex Fenger on 12.02.2014 at 16:59

Am I late to the party? This album is fucking amazing

more like a boring meeting if you ask me.
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.02.2014 at 17:40  
Rating: 9
Written by mz on 12.02.2014 at 17:03

more like a boring meeting if you ask me.

Haven't used this in a while

mz - 12.02.2014 at 21:52  
Rating: 7
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.02.2014 at 17:40


Haven't used this in a while

link

in that case, you shouldn't use for inappropriate situation like this one
Alien1988 - 28.05.2014 at 16:54  
Rating: 8
Written by mz on 12.02.2014 at 17:03

more like a boring meeting if you ask me.


Don't give up on them though. Although this is a very good album I find their debut, Triumvirát, to be the superior one.

Try this
mz - 28.05.2014 at 21:18  
Rating: 7
Written by Alien1988 on 28.05.2014 at 16:54


Don't give up on them though. Although this is a very good album I find their debut, Triumvirát, to be the superior one.

Try this


Thanks. Does their debut also contain elements of Indian music?
Alien1988 - 28.05.2014 at 22:40  
Rating: 8
Written by mz on 28.05.2014 at 21:18

Thanks. Does their debut also contain elements of Indian music?

No, it is more straightforward and I'd say more variable.
Erik M. - 15.06.2014 at 00:25  
Rating: 9
Written by Alex Fenger on 12.02.2014 at 16:59

Am I late to the party? This album is fucking amazing


Better later than never is my motto.

Yep, mz is clueless with his 5 rating, as this album is totally awesome indeed. Along with U.M.A., this is easily my favourite black metal release from 2013.
Erik M. - 15.06.2014 at 00:29  
Rating: 9
Written by mz on 12.02.2014 at 17:03

more like a boring meeting if you ask me.


If you think this is boring, then I feel sorry for you.
mz - 15.06.2014 at 00:49  
Rating: 7
Written by Erik M. on 15.06.2014 at 00:29

Written by mz on 12.02.2014 at 17:03

more like a boring meeting if you ask me.


If you think this is boring, then I feel sorry for you.

I feel that you haven't had enough joy in your life that enjoy this album
Erik M. - 15.06.2014 at 01:03  
Rating: 9
Written by mz on 15.06.2014 at 00:49

I feel that you haven't had enough joy in your life that enjoy this album


Lit. - 15.06.2014 at 06:53  
 
Written by Erik M. on 15.06.2014 at 01:03



He's saying you have low standards.
Mattybu - 15.06.2014 at 07:15  
  My standards are higher than yours-esque comments =
mz - 15.06.2014 at 09:24  
Rating: 7
Written by Erik M. on 15.06.2014 at 01:03

Written by mz on 15.06.2014 at 00:49

I feel that you haven't had enough joy in your life that enjoy this album




What Lit said.
Mr. Doctor - 15.06.2014 at 14:21  
 
Written by mz on 15.06.2014 at 09:24
What Lit said.

While I actually agree with you regarding Erik's standards of music... but I disagree with you with the rest. This is some good shit. and I take my shit seriously. D:
I like to think that I'm able understand why people like some stuff without me actually enjoying any of it.
mz - 15.06.2014 at 16:04  
Rating: 7
Written by Mr. Doctor on 15.06.2014 at 14:21

While I actually agree with you regarding Erik's standards of music... but I disagree with you with the rest. This is some good shit. and I take my shit seriously. D:
I like to think that I'm able understand why people like some stuff without me actually enjoying any of it.


I can see people enjoying this, but as I said, I really hate elements of Indian music. I even barely gave attention to BM parts of this album as I was irritated by eastern influences.
Erik M. - 15.06.2014 at 18:40  
Rating: 9
Written by Lit. on 15.06.2014 at 06:53

He's saying you have low standards.


I really can't figure out that sentence. Better to have low standards (which I don't have, since I don't hand out high scores (especially 10's) that easily) than to not be able to recognize quality music.
!J.O.O.E.! - 15.06.2014 at 18:45  
Rating: 9
Written by Erik M. on 15.06.2014 at 18:40


I really can't figure out that sentence. Better to have low standards (which I don't have, since I don't hand out high scores (especially 10's) that easily) than to not be able to recognize quality music.

Well he never said anything about quality. He said from the beginning that Eastern influenced music is not to his taste.
Erik M. - 15.06.2014 at 18:49  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 15.06.2014 at 18:45

Well he never said anything about quality. He said from the beginning that Eastern influenced music is not to his taste.


Fair enough, but a 5 score equals mediocre/not good and is pretty harsh for a quality record such as this I'd say.
Lit. - 15.06.2014 at 18:51  
 
Written by Erik M. on 15.06.2014 at 18:40

Written by Lit. on 15.06.2014 at 06:53

He's saying you have low standards.

(which I don't have, since I don't hand out high scores (especially 10's) that easily)

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.
!J.O.O.E.! - 15.06.2014 at 18:51  
Rating: 9
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.

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.
Erik M. - 15.06.2014 at 18:51  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 15.06.2014 at 14:21

While I actually agree with you regarding Erik's standards of music...


Dude, you make it sound like I'm D. Monique 2.0 or something.

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