RE-ISSUE OF PESSIMIST'S 1997 DEBUT 'CULT OF THE INITIATED'!!
In 1997 PESSIMIST released their debut CD ‘Cult of the Initiated’, which charted on CMJ Top 40 Loud Rock Charts and received acclaim from around the world. The band continued to play shows in the Mid-Atlantic region, opening for Cryptopsy, Nile, Gorguts, Dying Fetus, Vader, Monstrosity, and festival appearances at Milwaukee Metalfest XII, New England Metal and Hardcore Fest – and the band’s first European tour with Fleshless (Cz) in 1999.
PESSIMIST became recognised for their unique brand of brutal and technical Black/Death Metal, with old-school thrash influences, an emphasis on quality songwriting, powerful live shows and a dark, evil sound. The band is currently writing music for the next full-length album, ‘Keys to the Underworld’.
For fans of Pestilence, Vader and Morbid Angel
1. Cult of the Initiated
2. Let the Demons Rest
3. The Stench of Decay
4. Drunk with the Blood of the Saints
7. Innocence Defiled
8. Unholy Union (Alter)
9. Day of Wrath
10. Dirge (Outro)
11. Cult of the Initiated (demo)
12. Let the Demons Rest (demo)