The Light Shall Die

by Cursed Altar

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""The Light Shall Die" is probably Cursed Altar's most angry, pissed, heavy material to date. The band seems to try something new from time to time, they took a giant leap from what we've heard on their Demo back in 2011. I'm all into favor of evolution and progression in music, as long as the band keeps putting the stake up high, delivering new and interesting music. In "The Light Shall Die"we face new aspects in sound. It's way more raw, capturing that almost "live" sound and the vocals are simply brutal, just listen to "Broken Backs and Crippled Words" for example, there's black metal of course but I also feel some doom or I dare say, some death metal vibes here. On the other hand, "Once Again I am Defeated" drinks up from the influences of punk and crusty hardcore (I'm fine with that). I really enjoyed this new turn on Cursed Altar, and my advice is for them to keep up along this path. The negative aspects on this release? The tracks are way too short. More please." - Forever Cursed, May, 12, 2014

"Also at the 'looking peaky' end of things, Cursed Altar (Bio: "Anger. Emptiness. Depression. Hatred") have a new free 4-track album out that's fantastic and completely fucks with your expectations. With most black-metal tracks hitting the 13 minute mark these days 'The Light Shall Die' packs everything (all 4 songs!) in within 6 minutes flat. Abyssal fuzz, song-structures like prolaptic spasms, punk, blackcrust, doom, sludge, noise all chewed up and spat out in 4 little pipebombs of trauma. Utterly superb." - Neil Kulkarni/F.U.N.K. June, 13, 2014


released May 9, 2014




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Track Name: A Black Cloud Follows
The black cloud
It follows
Every step taken
With every breath
It lingers
Caskets slowly closing
A life slowly ending
It's downpour
will never end
Track Name: Broken Backs and Crippled Words
Words fall short
Time passes
The clock slowly turns
I am
a broken soul
My words
Fall fucking short
They linger
to nowhere
Track Name: Once Again I am Defeated
Once again
Life remains
A fucking failure

Beaten down
Burning faith
Fucked Youth
Crushed Hope
Beaten down
Burning faith
Fucked Youth
Crushed Hope

Will never shine through