The Occult are a band from Russia that plays a mixture of death metal, crust and hardcore and this is a review of their self titled 2011 demo which was released by Incarnate Records.
Distorted amp noises start off the demo before going into a heavier direction which also introduces screaming hardcore style vocals onto the recording while the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
Spoken word parts can also be heard at times while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style along with the riffs also bringing in the heaviness of death metal as well as the music bringing in a lot of influences that where very modern for 2011 and when t he music finally speeds up a small amount of d beats can be heard.
On this recording The occult focuses more on a hardcore influenced style rather than the death metal and crust mixture that they got more known for on later releases. the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover human unrest themes.
In my opinion The Occult are a very great sounding hardcore band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Path Ov The Damned" and "Catharsis". 8 out of 10.