“Bitumen-thick and black as coal comes 'El Mal del Bien', the second album from Venezuelan sludge metal quartet Cultura Tres. They've added songwriting nous to the impressive power and experimentation of 2008 debut 'La Cura'. This album captures the volatility of their homeland's fortunes, and indeed those of the wider world, marching over the carnage with red-eyed defiance. De-tuned riffs lumber to the point of collapse while the leads spark off disorder with angular patterns and jarring unison bends."
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