High Command

"If you like your doom barbaric and blunt with a blatant disregard for anything younger than the late 80s then by Crom, this is for you!"

Samoht - GRIMM Gent

"Cultic demand your attention but it’s not like they’re punching you in the face for it. You crawl to them and crawl for more as opposed to the other way round, the band are in full control. "

Sam Jones - The Razor's Edge

"Cultic take their primary influences from the likes of Hellhammer, Celtic Frost and Winter, wielding a sound something like a cross between primitive death/doom and early extreme metal."

Vince Bellino - Decibel

"CULTIC! What can I say? When I listen, it really feels like it’s a late 1980 analog recording made in the depth of hell and was recently discovered in the back yard of Tom Warrior’s childhood home about six feet deep by a rabid Goat. The power, vibe, and true essence of the time is captured and introduced to us all over again!"

Paul Folk - CvltNation

“... Brian Magar (guitar, vox), Rebecca Magar (drums), and Reese Harlacker (bass) take us on a tranced-out death march toward the dragon’s lair. Their solemn, sodden sound was like a trip into a blurry event horizon of Morbid Tales, Apocalyptic Raids, and The Dying Truth, and Cursed-era Morgoth for me, blended with the cursed cries of the fried and the cackles of reveling beasts.”

- Doomed & Stoned

“This is extreme metal that channels the aesthetics of early death metal, doom, crust-punk, black metal, and sludge in such a way that none dare try to stand against it. With downtuned guitars and war-ready drumming, the music of CULTIC is equal to donning chain mail, hoods and cloaks, taking up sword and shield, and charging into the fray of battle.”

Pat Riot Whitaker - Riff Relevant

“Cultic are the equivalent of Celtic Frost on opium—slow, churning tempos nod to death/doom forerunners Winter and Mythic. It’s hard to deny the heaviness of High Command. Raw, barbaric, crude—High Command is a triumphant debut.”

Darren Cowan - Heavy Music Headquarters

“This is a raw, primitive debut with undeniable bludgeoning power, and thanks to its crudeness it has plenty of charm. Sometimes the adage less is more is true, and that’s certainly the case with High Command.”

Nathan Hare - The Metal Observer

"Break out the d20 dice and the LARPing gear - Cultic have debuted their very medieval brand of death-doom with the upcoming 'High Command' LP, brandishing 'Forest of Knives' at wary bards and travelers alike. Get ready to be crushed."

- OVERDRIVE Music Magazine

"Cultic sounds really authentic, as if an old album had been found here in a box of dusty tapes."

Daniel Müller - Crossfire Metal Webzine

“Extreme work almost in its entirety, its sound is extremely brutal and suitable for hard and trained metalheads in this style, look for them and go into their world.”

- Rocka Rolla Webzine

York, PA’s purveyors of swords & sorcery summon the warriors of old on their debut release, HIGH COMMAND. Cultic blaze a path through the battlefield by combining ideas and aesthetics of early death/doom, first wave black metal, and punk. Down tuned guitars and war drums deliver a mid-paced battery propelled by sardonic wrath and ungoverned fury. High Command is the auditory equivalent of a war hammer. It’s straightforward, lumbering, and crude. This is music for modern barbarians, urban wizards and street metal warriors. Ride to war!!!!

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Watch the Forest of Knives Video

“Combining theatrical shots with foggy live footage, ‘Forest of Knives’ fully embraces its medieval aesthetic and fits what Cultic deliver on High Command, their debut album.” – Vince Bellino, Decibel

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