Born out of a love for the post-industrial music and culture that had inspired him ever since he had first discovered music as a teenager, Cult of Youth began as a series of home recordings by founder Sean Ragon.
This album, their first as a proper band, is an amazing representation of how ideal this new full band line-up is.
It is a neo-folk masterpiece, perhaps the first of its kind from an American band.
Although still rooted in the acoustic guitar driven Teutonic chants of the early material, the focus has changed and the scope is broader.
Cult of Youth shifts from delicate pagan folk music reminiscent of Paul Giovanni’s landmark soundtrack to The Wicker Man, to hazy Turkish psychedelic passages, and even to the rugged Americana of traditional country music.
This debut is an unapologetic and unabashed search for a spiritual identity in an increasingly homogenized world.
1 New West
2 The Dead Sea
4 Casting Thorns
5 Through The Fear
7 The Pole-Star
8 Cold Black Earth
10 The Lamb
11 Lace Up Your Boots
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