All I can say is, Hell Yeah! Devouter Records is putting out another winner of an album…
Venezuelan sludge-doom lords Cultura Tres‘ album El Mal del Bien was self-released back in 2011, and around the beginning of 2012 it became available worldwide on vinyl. It has also been available for digital download, but never has been released on CD — until now!
I discovered this album earlier this year (and wrote about it back in May), and Cultura Tres very quickly became one of my favorite South American exports. So I’m pretty excited about this, and I’ll be ordering a CD for myself very soon — see below for information on how you can get one too!
Devouter Records are proud to present the release of the Venezuelan Doom-Metallers Cultura Tres’ 2nd album El Mal del Bien, out on the 12th November on CD and LP.
Pre-Order the CD or Vinyl here.
Previously self-released by the band at the beginning of 2012, Devouter Records have printed them to CD for the first time with distribution via Shellshock Distribution.
El Mal Del Bien delves deeper into the dark atmospheric which the band had already shown at moments in debut their album La Cura. The daring album opener “Propiedad de Dios” sets the mood: it sounds like the soundtrack of a tragic cult movie. The songs that follow evoke the witchery, slavery, oppression and religious madness that influence the South American continent to this day. Being a concept album adds another dimension to the individual songs. A patient listener will be dragged into a hallucinating trip around the insane world the album paints.
Cultura Tres are now hailed as the national rock/sludge pride of Venezuela. From their first EP Seis (2007) the band already outgrew the South American continent. But only after releasing debut album La Cura in October 2008, the band started to get noticed worldwide. During the preceding year of rigorous composing, Cultura Tres incorporated many influences into their sound, ranging from sludge to doom metal and from death metal to classic rock.
Important magazines in Europe and Japan praised La Cura for its dark and original music, and Metal Hammer magazine even selected Cultura Tres as the month’s global discovery. The release tour took the band during 18 months across Europe, South America and to the first well-received shows in Japan. In that period the band also released three video clips that gained them a world-wide cult following in the underground doom and sludge scene.
The most important underground and mainstream media are unanimously praising the unique direction the band has taken. It also led to the band being requested to deliver a track for the Global Metal CD of Metal Hammer (in the Sept. 2011 issue), and many appearances on TV and radio with interviews and specials, as well as an appearance on the closing day of the already notorious DesertFest 2012 in London (alongside Orange Goblin, Karma to Burn, etc).
Check out the album at Bandcamp:
You can pre-order the CD now from the Devouter webshop (here) for the low, low price of only £6 (this will only last through the November release date, and will be higher afterwards if you miss out now!) A vinyl edition is also available for pre-order at that link.