On the heels of their split with Martyrdöd, Baltimore, Maryland-based crust/metal outfit NEOLITHIC presents their Cult Of Ignorance EP through Deep Six Records.
NEOLITHIC draws heavy influence from d-beat hardcore and death metal, aiming to create their own sound of aggressive down-tuned pitch-black death/crust. The band’s lyrics touch on subjects of corruption, war, and death. The new band was only formed less than a year ago, in the Spring of 2017, by five Baltimore-area scene vets, with vocalist Evan Harting (Putrisect), bassist Matt Mutolo (Putrisect), drummer Jon John Michaud (ex-Swarm Of The Lotus), and guitarists Mitchell Roemer (ex-Pulling Teeth, ex-Old Lines) and Dustin Thornton (ex-Ruiner). Influences from the early Earache catalog artists like Bolt Thrower, Napalm Death, and Brutal Truth surge with a more modern, brutal, crusty groove.
NEOLITHIC’s Cult Of Ignorance 7″ EP offers three new tracks of the band’s brutalizing, bottom-heavy death riffage. Surging atop pillaging hardcore/punk beats, the volatile vocal attack ranging from scathing to guttural through the tracks “Blinded,” “Cult Of Ignorance,” and “Rapacity.” The EP was recorded by Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations and mastered by Brad Boatright at AudioSiege.
The Cult Of Ignorance EP will be released on March 16th.
2. Cult Of Ignorance
Evan Harting – Vocals
Mitchell Roemer – Guitar
Dustin Thornton – Guitar
Matt Mutolo – Bass
Jon John Michaud – Drums