Marcel H. : Opener ‘False Light’ sets off like mad, with its clearly hardcore influenced sludge. ‘Nothingness’, which follows it up, is even more unrelenting and features gust vocals courtesy of CJ McMahnon of Thy Art Is Murder. Further on the album, during ‘The Darkest Embrace’, Filip Danielsson of Humanity’s Last Breath also features as guest vocalist. What is striking about ‘Mark Of Rot’ is that Cabal has left behind the Primitive Man-like sludge of debut EP ‘Purge’ from 2016 and has moved more towards a more modern hardcore side of things and sounds jumpier than before. It is still sludge, but not like before. It takes some getting used to for the fan of the hateful sludge the band played before, but at the end of the day the band proves to have found a path of their own on ‘Mark Of Rot’ which fits them really well. Really well executed and interesting enough to fascinate for the entire duration of the album.