February 24, 2018

A Cunning Man: To Heal a Broken Body

A Cunning Man, a Scottish black progressive metal act, is no longer a solo outlet for Ged Cartwright. On the new EP To Heal a Broken Body he takes care of the lead vocals, most of the instrumentation and programming, but he is now joined by guitarist Theo Le Derf, who also contributed to the songwriting. Gemma McCabe is on board once again to supplement Cartwright's booming baritone with her bewitching vocal delivery. As a team they are evolving rapidly - note the alto and soprano part courtesy of Meghan Bradford - with melody now a more dominant force, in comparison with the debut EP Practical Applications Of Theurgy.

The three songs pn To Heal a Broken Body can be enjoyed as a stand-alone works of art, offering a sense of relief For those who are not familiar with the works of Egyptian mage Abramelin and other occult artefacts that were the source of inspiration for the lyrics. If anything, A Cunning Man, is lifting the veil to show the interior of their abode. It's perfectly alright to feel a little bewildered and impressed at the same time about what's in there.

To Heal a Broken Body is a self-released EP. Buy it (pay-what-you-want) from their website.

Tracks:
  1. Lemegeton & The Leaden Saviour
  2. Picatrix & The Calcine Alchemist
  3. Abramelin & The Silver Hand

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HCTF review of Practical Applications Of Theurgy.

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