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FOREVER PLAGUED RECORDS is proud to present the highly anticipated second album from KULT OF TAURUS, Adversarial Paths: The Sinister Essence
. Following on from 2013's critically acclaimed Divination Labyrinths
, KULT OF TAURUS' latest Adversarial Paths
is likewise aptly titled: the Greek quintet continue to refine and reinvent their singular, Satanic path, with their journey taking them down myriad diabolical routes. The album zigzags across a wide swath of terrain, but always firmly within the lexicon of black metal; it's constantly churning, twisting itself into new shapes, knowing full well where it wants to go but never revealing its secrets too easily. In many ways, with a vanguard approach to black metal that never strays into trite self-consciousness or knowing irony, but rather focuses on an individualistic and idiosyncratic approach to sonic Satanism, Adversarial Paths: The Sinister Essence
harks back to a lost era of '90s Norwegian avant-garde BM like Fleurety, Ved Buens Ende, and Dodheimsgard, whose Vicotnik mixed and mastered this new album. Rounding out this total sensory experience is a molten 'n' muscular production - the band recorded the album at Behind The Sun Studios, Red House Studios, and Studio Unglamorous over the course of 2014 - and regal, portentous artwork sketched by Bile, with additional digital art design from S.I. for Incense Art. A statement from the band reads: "Adversarial Paths: The Sinister Essence
shines as a monument to glorify and praise all aspects of the Adversary, known through the course of history by many names, while capturing HIS sinister essence through various spiritual incentives. To those who dare, hail Lucifer!"