KULL rose from the ashes of symphonic black metal prodigy Bal-Sagoth. The Sheffield based horde is comprised of four of five Bal-Sagoth members, except the vocalist Byron Roberts who was replaced by Dyscaphia’s guitarist and composer Tarkan. Epic symphonic black metallers KULL strongly follow the musical tradition already established by the Maudling brothers during their tenure in Bal-Sagoth.
Debut album, Exile, presents us a memorable journey through intrinsic melodies and obscure atmosphere, all orchestrated by Chris Maudling and Jonny Maudling with sharp production, mixed and mastered at Wayland’s Forge. Originally planned as the 7th Bal-Sagoth album, Exile’s music not only inherits all the greatness from the members’ former glories, but also injects new blood into the mix with the addition of new soldier, elevating the music to yet a higher level.
The band express:“‘Exile’ is a bombastic, dark and heavy march into war, with songs that will astound, lift and arouse a horde; both beautiful and vile in the same breath.”
The listeners of Bal-Sagoth can finally put an end to their over a decade longing with the KULL‘s debut, Exile,which is out today (May 24th) via Black Lion Records.
“… it’s a work that’s more than worth the agonizing wait.” (4.5/5) — Angry Metal Guy
“Sonically immaculate but nasty as hell” (8/10) – Metal Hammer
“… same strain of deathened symphonic black metal that carried the earlier band through 2006’s The Chthonic Chronicles.” –– Decibel Magazine
“An unmitigated success on every count.” — Sentinel Daily
“A new chapter opened. Utterly, stunningly, brilliant.” (9/10) — Ave Noctum
“It’s one of the most unique albums that I have heard this year so far.” (9.5/10) — Metal Temple
“… and its fucking great.” — Teeth of the Divine
“…the whole disc which takes me on a nostalgic journey back to Bal-Sagoths best album “Starfire Burning Upon The Ice-Veiled Throne Of Ultima Thule”. — Scream Magazine
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