This isn't going to be much of a review. I just wanted to start a thread for discussion about this album/band. When I first received this album I listened to a few songs that I thought had interesting names. Then I just tossed it aside and went along with my daily business. Now I'm listening to it again... and I have mixed feelings. Before listening to this I took the time to listen to Transilvanian Hunger again before hand. I don't know if it was a good or bad idea. I love that album and I could probably listen to it once every day for the rest of my life. It is just great. The Cult Is Alive... well, it isn't quite as good. It definitely sounds like Darkthrone that is for sure but the grim riffs have been toned down in grimness and the drumming just isn't want it use to be. If it isn't broken don't fix it. The drumming gives it a slow paced black n' roll feel to it. Its nice to tap your foot to but nothing to scream about to the frostbitten mountainscapes of Norway. And the lyrics... Hah. I don't know. The song Shut Up has to have the worst lyrics ever. Very cheesy. What does everyone else think of the band?