Cystic – Palace of Shadows (2023)

From the school of contemplative but primordially basic death metal, Cystic unveils a subterranean exploration through riffs on the edge of primitive war metal with infusions of brief symmetrical but orthogonal melody in the Belial or Darkthrone style, creating an immersive atmosphere.

If you like the nocturnal sound that builds up midpaced grinding as a way of inducing a crepuscular sensation into which the absurd and angular can intrude to re-context what has been established so far, this band offers a descent that ends in raging speed and geometric but basic melody.

Vocals are raspy in the black metal style, drums highly varied between the underground metal genres, and bass shows an influence from great melodic bands like Abba in using a few notes to create a spacious backdrop. As a whole, it comes together as a strange journey into that which exists below the light.

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49 thoughts on “Cystic – Palace of Shadows (2023)”

  1. Frosty Post says:


    1. Sheeeeeiiittt says:

      Why are bottoms always like this? Can I just find a twink who is not into anime and plushies

      1. KPLP says:

        Check out schizoscriptures

        1. Leaking Fistula says:

          Is this some kind of influencer, hipster, or pundit?

          1. KPLP says:

            I’m not an autistic hessian if that’s what you’re aiming at

            1. Asking for a friend, what’s wrong with being an autistic Hessian?

              1. KPLP says:

                Nothing but I’m not playing along

                1. Autistic Hessian says:

                  Autistic Hessian Lives Matter, you Ableist bastard!

          2. More likely regulatory capture.

  2. BS + ABBA says:

    I like Belial

    1. Hard not to love those first two EPs, or the ABBA back catalogue.

      1. Ass Eater says:

        Were you drinking an IPA and wearing a beret when you typed this?

      2. Doug says:

        Not one but TWO attractive (hot) “straight” White women on vocals? Thank God those days are over! Seriously though, good listen and review.

        1. We have PROGRESSED past that point, pilgrim.

    2. IPA Enjoyer says:

      So primitive! So feral! So atavistic… exactly what I want to hear as my bull is stuffing Sharon with that herpetic BBC while I browse Reddit from my comfy armchair and wait for Mom to bring more tendies.

  3. Goatfucker says:

    “S.O.S.” and “Chiquitita” are brilliant. Then there’s “The Day before You Came.”

    1. Ass Peddlar says:

      “Dancing Queen” should be the national anthem.

      1. Georgio Moroder #2 says:

        All the real nigaz are all about the “Tiger” and “Eagle”.

        1. Ass Peddlar says:

          Real niggas just listen to the sounds of the street. Well that and their own trials via CCTV after they get thrown out of the courtroom for too many shouts out to the homies for that bitch judge and her pegboy bailiff.


    I shit goats

    1. Excrement Rapist says:

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      1. Jane Fonda Fan #1 says:

        I’ll take 20!

      2. Damn that’s hot do you have video?

  5. Prolaptic Sodomatic Seizures says:

    Do also a review on Chthon – Eremite

    1. Prostate Puncher says:

      Please also praise Satan, cannibalism, eugenics, ethno-nationalism, two genders, helicopter rides, and anything else that upsets my parents.

      1. Anal Brisket says:

        helicopter UP YOUR ASS

        1. Christian Fister says:

          Did this site take a break from Gnostic Satanic propaganda to peddle some metal for a few moments?

          1. Rectal Kint says:

            No the propaganda has just moved to the comment section where you can call everyone n*****s except the white people and the black people.

            1. Please do not call anyone that, but instead continue advocating for the holocaust of the idiotic.

              1. Ayo... hol' up! says:

                What do you call them then?

  6. Pete says:

    Breeeeett! Why do the advertisements on this site always – ALWAYS – show gay interracial porn? That’s disgusting! I just don’t believe in the whole “it mirrors your own Google searches” excuse any more.

    1. They asked us for some tags about our content, so I typed in: interracial, sodomy, fisting, cannibalism, and necrophilia. I guess that they do not have ads for some of those categories.

      1. Texas Newcomer says:

        Now that you mention necrophilia, can anyone recommend a children-only cemetery in Houston? I find it very frustrating when I dig up some corpse and I find an old person at peace with his death.

        1. Just walk along I-45, someone’ll chuck out a kid before long.

        2. You have to pay attention to the work orders (you can usually find these on a clipboard hanging outside the gravedigger’s break room/shack). They usually put a notation on the children because the graves are smaller. If you are really good, wait until they dig the grave and then dump in about ten gallons of water. They will leave the grave open overnight to dry out.

          1. Autophagic Waterhead says:

            or just look at the fucking headstone for fucks sake

            1. Coprophagic Acephaloid says:

              “Here lies Suzy QT Brown, with a soft tender anus, buried just two feet down.”

              1. Please send all whores to my Yahoo email account so I can meet them on a lonely beach for some cuddling with free petechial hemorrhages. Short nails preferred. You can reach me on my regular number until tomorrow night when the phone goes into Long Island Sound. Take that, Gatsby, you bitch tits city whore.

  7. Toby the Devil says:

    Check out Shaw’s Partita with Roomful of Teeth. Bear with the Julliard-y intro. The rest is a gold mine.

    1. basedniggum says:

      imagine allowing white womb in our faggy little group

      1. Female Creature says:

        We await the days of male liberation from the dominion of nagging females.

  8. Ja Morant vs Allen Iverson says:

    Yo Brett, somebody released snippets of a televised debate between David Vincent (back when he leaned really right winged before he wrote Killacop) and motherfucking Tupac Shakur for some TV Show of some chick. Pretty wild shit mane…

    1. Linda says:

      Surreal almost.

    2. Whores Long For My Flesh says:

      David Vincent may have been a really confused dude but he wrote his best material when he was an unrepentant man of the grey. Rebel lands rise again!

    3. All these people, and not one can say “Diversity does not work for any group.”

      1. Doug says:

        It could not have been more nauseating and predictable. With any luck a future head injury will erase this from my memory.

        1. We must all repeat the French Revolution dogma and its new spawn, Communism with shitty consumer markets and mass media, until we die or someone might figure out that we are dying.

    4. Yo, shizzaz! says:

      Twopak is my fave’ yuppie-ass ballerina nigga!

  9. White liberals love Asspac, no one else cares

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