Upcoming Unaussprechlichen Kulten Album

Unaussprechlichen Kulten have a new record, Keziah Lilith Medea (Chapter X), coming out on Iron Bonehead Productions June 2nd. Baphomet Pan Shub-Niggurath was good so this is one of the few death metal releases this year that Death Metal Underground is looking forward to. Hopefully our staff won’t stick the CD in the toaster upon hearing the new Sammath record.

Today, Iron Bonehead Productions sets June 2nd as the international release date for Unaussprechlichen Kulten’s highly anticipated fourth album, Keziah Lilith Medea (Chapter X). For nearly 20 years now, this Chilean cult has built a commanding canon of eldritch death metal DARKNESS. From their early demos to later splits and especially their preceding three full-lengths – not least of which, 2014’s critically acclaimed Baphomet Pan Shub-Niggurath – Unaussprechlichen Kulten have explored the furthest reaches of primordial dread and ancient mysticism, all through pure ‘n’ authentic Metal of Death. But now, they’ve transcended all past accomplishments with the monolithic Keziah Lilith Medea (Chapter X).

Verily a summation of the Unaussprechlichen Kulten aesthetic to date – songwriting that slithers through the slime with a preternatural grace, execution that’s barbaric and crusted in mud and blood, production that plumbs the foulest ends of the sonic spectrum – Keziah Lilith Medea (Chapter X) possesses an immediately engaging aura of demonology and witchcraft. In fact, such themes are central to Keziah Lilith Medea (Chapter X), as explored in the album’s HOW 12-page booklet, with liner notes painstakingly crafted by the band. “This Chapter is inspired by women, the persecution against them by the Holy Office Sacred Congregation (The Inquisition), their essential role in the myth and legend, their place at the witches’ Sabbath, and the profound fear they spread – and still do – in mankind under the concept of Witch.” Further, as the band explains, “The ancient pagan cults awarded a leading role to the woman inside the spiritual. However, in medieval Europe, among other things, the exaggeration of the divinity and chastity of the feminine, the exaltation of virginity and motherhood as unique roles for women – the image of the Virgin Mary – create a shadow, a mirror image, an opposite principle. The repression of sexuality and denial of the Soror Mystica incubated a mysterious, dark, and evil female image.”

Across its taut, eight-song/39-minute duration, Keziah Lilith Medea (Chapter X) displays an Unaussprechlichen Kulten at their most frighteningly feral and also most devilishly nuanced. The songs’ successive slipstreaming surge creates a miasma of blunt-force trauma and hallucinogenic tension; any dynamic and detail the band wish to engage in is delivered with an almost unsettling, paradoxical grace. Keziah Lilith Medea (Chapter X) takes all the urgency ‘n’ ugliness of classic death metal and upends into the realm of high art. That assertion is further elucidated by the aforementioned booklet gracing the album, as well as its ominously striking cover. As if their bounty wasn’t already overflowing, Unaussprechlichen Kulten here deliver a work for the ages.

Bear witness to the first emanation from Keziah Lilith Medea (Chapter X) at Iron Bonehead’s Soundcloud HERE, with the track “Sabbatical Offering.” Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Unaussprechlichen Kulten’s Keziah Lilith Medea (Chapter X) Tracklist:

  1. Unholy Abjuration of Faith
  2. The Woman, The Devil and God’s Permit
  3. Dentro Del Círculo
  4. Firma El Libro De La Muerte
  5. Sacrificio Infanticida
  6. Sabbatical Offering
  7. The Mark Of The Devil
  8. Lujuria Carnal Con Incubos

12 thoughts on “Upcoming Unaussprechlichen Kulten Album”

  1. picture a normal-ass tabby with a horsecock the size of an half-bratwvrst says:

    This sounds like a liberatingly feminist concept album!

  2. canadaspaceman says:

    Ugly cover art. Same reason I boycotted Insanity’s Death After Death re-release LP.
    Refuse to purchase/support any horrible artwork cover because the “underground” says it’s cool.
    Supporting it is total gayness, just like when sacrifice and believer used the same cover model.

  3. GGALLIN1776 says:

    Ugh that cover art. Atleast it’s a departure from the norm but wtf.

    I honestly don’t know what’s worse, this cover or Genesee beer. Tough decision.

    1. Seth says:

      Embrace your inner geriatrophile.

      1. GGALLIN1776 says:

        The turkey chin is kinda hot. I believe for it to become truly erotic one of the shrews must grow a crab claw & massage it’s fistula to fadades or whomever that shitty band (something with a “b” I think, balder/boner/bonder/codpiece) was with the hipster swastika tattoos that got a bunch of press on here a few months back.

        Only the trvly trve can wear the schwarzesonne & not be vanquished by it’s kvltneß.

  4. Anthony says:

    “Ugggh Sammath your dick is so big, even bigger than Blaspherian’s and Desecresy’s! Ugggh put it in my boipucci”

  5. Marc Defranco says:

    Yeah yeah the cover isn’t great but I want to hear the album. Honestly prefer all death metal covers to have crudely drawn demo style

  6. White Man's Power says:

    How come “Baphomet Pan Shub-Niggurath” never made it to the best of the year list for 2014? I remember at least one of the writers here praising it and then it was never discussed again.

    1. I don’t know; I didn’t make the list but Godless Arrogance came out in 2014 and that was better than everything else by far. Unaussprechlichen Kulten wasn’t as flashy as the other B-list in the grand scheme of things death metal on the list like Kever and Dead Congregation either which might explain it.

      1. Exfoliation says:

        I bought that Sammath, kever and Dead Congregation and honestly the Sammath comes in third.

  7. LostInTheANUS says:

    LOVE the album cover! Looking forward to this.

  8. Rainer Weikusat says:

    This is not bad. But neither great. The construction is a bit too “text book” and the track gets lengthy towards the end. Pretty “generic rock” lead playing which seems mostly ear candy for the sake of it. There isn’t really anything in here which would capture one’s imagination. If in doubt, the riffing prefers ‘hard’ over ‘dark. Overall, sunny music. And “the realm of high art” can go fuck itself with a picture frame.

    Why should I like this compared to, say,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM1rrm7B9nQ

    ?

    NB: I already know that it’s old telephone shell.

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