I tried this CD out, as I knew very little of the 'Cult'. One of those bands whose intrigue was more in evidence than their music.
I had feared a one-hit-band, with their seminal 'Don't Fear the Reaper' or that all their material was a wedge-like sort of metal that the cover might imply. I'd say that most of it falls under 'rock' veering into the heavy side on occasion but still quite melodic and high production values means a clear, wide, sound. It has become an occasional favourite of mine now, as it's all quite listenable plus half a dozen tracks that I really relish.
Not being a fan very long, I can't comment on material that's not included. The sheer musicianship, great overlaying of guitars, bass and drums that add creatively to each track and the vocalist Eric Bloom, has a decent, strong rock voice, one that doesn't need to shout or scream the lyrics out.
The range of tracks is good and fairly wide and the number of them (16) means we don't end up with fillers and gaps. If you're still into your CDs, like I am, a consistent, concise album is important. The CD also comes with a fairly generous biographical booklet, though most of it is in black and white.
For the price and the quality of the product inside, a must for anybody even slightly intrigued - as I was!