Anticult (album)

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Anticult
Decapitated Anticult Album Artwork.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 7, 2017 (2017-07-07)
StudioCustom34 Studio, Gdansk, Poland. Zed Studio, Chechlo, Poland
GenreTechnical death metal, groove metal
Length37:49
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerWacław Kiełtyka
Decapitated chronology
Blood Mantra
(2014)
Anticult
(2017)
Singles from Anticult
  1. "Never"
    Released: April 28, 2017 (2017-04-28)
  2. "Earth Scar"
    Released: June 16, 2017 (2017-06-16)
  3. "One-Eyed Nation"
    Released: July 6, 2017 (2017-07-06)

Anticult is the seventh studio album by Polish death metal band Decapitated. It was released on July 7, 2017 by Nuclear Blast.[1] It is the band's first album with bassist Hubert Więcek and their final album with drummer Michał Łysejko.

Background[edit]

Daniel Bergstrand produced drums and mixed the album.[1] Guitarist Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka stated about the songwriting process: "[This] album is one that we created together as a band. Our drummer, Michał [Łysejko], [helped] a lot with the arrangements and the songs. He's like the co-author of the songs. It's like I used to do with Vitek [Witold Kiełtyka]."[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Exclaim![3]4/5 stars
Metal Injection[4]8.5/10
Sputnikmusic[5]3.5/5 stars
Terrorizer8/10[6]

The song "One-Eyed Nation" was premiered by Alternative Press, which the magazine reviewed as "classic Decapitated: killer riffs, interesting leads and an undeniable sense of groove"; and described the band as "remaining one of death metal's elite" bands.[1] Andy Walmsley of Terrorizer praised the album and described the band's development as "one of constant evolution, steadily incorporating more elements of groove, thrash, tech, and prog over the years, with every new album signifying a conscious state-change from the one before it." He concluded that Decapitated are "on their quest towards becoming the quintessential modern metal band."[6]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Rafał "Rasta" Piotrowski; all music is composed by Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka and Michał Łysejko.

No.TitleLength
1."Impulse"6:02
2."Deathvaluation"4:24
3."Kill the Cult"4:40
4."One-Eyed Nation"5:00
5."Anger Line"3:45
6."Earth Scar"5:10
7."Never"6:05
8."Amen"2:50
Total length:37:49

Personnel[edit]

Decapitated

Production

  • Daniel Bergstrand – drums production, mixing
  • Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka – production
  • Jan Galbas – engineering
  • Tomasz "Zed" Zalewski – engineering
  • Lukasz Lukaszewski – assistant engineer
  • Lawrence Mackrory – mastering
  • Lukasz Jaszak – cover art and layout
  • Oskar Szramka – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[7] 4
Scottish Albums (OCC)[8] 50
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 58
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[10] 8
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[11] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Aaron Lambert. Hear one of the most brutal cuts from Decapitated’s upcoming ‘Anticult’. Alternative Press. July 6, 2017.
  2. ^ Monger, Christopher. Decapitated: Anticult at AllMusic. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  3. ^ Denise Falzon. Decapitated Anticult. Exclaim!. July 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Sol. [1] Metal Injection. July 6, 2017.
  5. ^ Simon Killip. Decapitated Anticult. Sputnikmusic. July 12, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Walmsley, Andy (August 2017). "Decapitated 'Anticult' Nuclear Blast". Terrorizer. Leigh-on-Sea: Dark Arts (284): 56. ISSN 1350-6978.
  7. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Decapitated – Anticult". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  10. ^ "Decapitated Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  11. ^ "Decapitated Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 18, 2017.