May 22, 2024

Skull Cultist – Hopegrinder (Album – Skull Cultist)

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Genre/Influences: Industrial, Electro-Tribal, EBM.

Format: Digital.

Background/Info: Skull Cultist is a Canadian music project driven by Steve Saunders. After having released a few EP’s “Hopegrinder” became the first album by Skull Cultist released at the end of 2023.

Content: “Hopegrinder” brings different, related, influences together. There’s a solid Industrial-Tribal sound mixed with ghost-like, pitched, vocals. I also noticed a few EBM influences. The album sounds danceable featuring 6 songs plus 3 remixes.

+ + + : I like this work for the mix of influences but especially the way they’ve been brought together. Skull Cultist adapted Industrial- and Tribal music in a very personal and efficient way. I’m still convinced there’re not enough Tribal-driven projects in the Electronic fields so this is one to loo, out for.

– – – : The remixes don’t exactly add a bonus to this work.

Conclusion: Skull Cultist is an interesting and somewhat innovative project to discover!

Best songs: “Thirster”, “All these Hells Are Yours”, “Classcade”.

Rate: 7.


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