Cardinals Folly are a band from Finland that has been featured before in this zine and plays an occult form of doom metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Deranged Pagan Sons" which will be released in September by Nine Records.
Drum beats along with a heavy guitar sound starts off the album while also going into more of a doom metal direction a few seconds later along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and after awhile clean vocals start to make their presence known on the recording.
At times the vocals get very aggressive while the solos and leads stick to a very old school style of metal that is more rooted in the 80's but also still sounding modern at the same time and the riffs also use a great amount of melody and a couple of tracks are long and epic in length along with a couple of tracks also adds in a brief use of spoken word samples while a later song also adds in a small amount of clean playing along with the music also bringing in a decent mixture of both slow and mid paced parts.
Cardinals Folly creates another recording that remains true to the traditional style of occult doom metal from previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Paganism, Mythology, Horror Movie and Darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Cardinals Folly and if you are a fan of either traditional or occult doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dionysian" "Suicide Commando" and "Secrets Of The Runes". 8 out of 10.