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Impetuous Ritual - Relentless Execution Of Ceremonial Excrescence
2009


01. Elegy
02. Convoluting Unto Despondent Anachronism
03. Coalescence Of Entropy
04. Ceremonial Disembowelment
05. Destitution
06. Inexorable Blasphemies
07. Unhallowed Ascendance Into Impurity
08. Ritual Of The Crypt
09. Dirge


Those of you who think that contemporary death metal is only capable of being lethally boring should really check out Australia's Profound Lore Records and in particular two bands on the roster: Portal and Impetuous Ritual. Modern death metal is a pretty single-minded rat race but Impetuous Ritual, the subject of this review, simply aren't bothered with all this nonsense.

Relentless Execution Of Ceremonial Excrescence reminds me of the time when I was exposed to death metal for the very first time. Here is a band that makes the most evil, hellish, dirty racket imaginable - music that upon first listen seems like random noise. Blasts, maniacal grunts, an oppressive, abhorrent atmosphere, tempo changes as predictable as the snoring of an alcoholic - its all here and it is beautifully, ecstatically erratic and chaotic. Impetuous Ritual specialises in immense shock value of the kind that has long been missing from the ultra-technical, triggered, compressed death metal offerings that we are so used to today. As a result of all of this fucking chaos, the seasoned death metal fan will be pleased to discover a familiar sensation - that of the gradual, slow discovery of sense behind extremity. This is a deliberate deconstruction, or if you prefer, a deliberate mind-fuck - but it does have structure and meaning. Impetuous Ritual rarely follow death metal stereotypes while at the same time rediscovering the very essence of the genre.

Relentless Execution Of Ceremonial Excrescence is like a reinvigorating stroke. Extreme music of this kind should not be all about how physically fit the musicians are. It's about the destruction of all order. Therefore, this album represents a true logical step forward in this genre: a musical statement, not a workout for the musicians.


 



Written on 09.12.2009 by
jupitreas
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Lamahe - 09.12.2009 at 17:21  
What an amazing cover-art! But most important - the review promises a lot - if I can find it around, I'm definitely going into it...
silenius - 09.12.2009 at 17:51  
Gonna do my best to get my hands on this one, sounds promising^^
Got Mayhem? - 09.12.2009 at 19:47  
Took a listen to their Myspace and it definitely sounds as you described it. Refreshing to see a band taking a more old school sound.
Big E - 09.12.2009 at 19:59  
Sounds good, will definitely get it.
Troy Killjoy - 10.12.2009 at 00:09  
Great album art! The review definitely sold me on this, I'll check it out as soon as possible.

"Extreme music of this kind should not be all about how physically fit the musicians are."

So all my fat friends can finally form a death metal band?
Metal Maiden - 10.12.2009 at 11:48  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 10.12.2009 at 00:09

Great album art! The review definitely sold me on this, I'll check it out as soon as possible.

"Extreme music of this kind should not be all about how physically fit the musicians are."

So all my fat friends can finally form a death metal band?


MHAAHAHHAHAHA...
On a side note - yes, an amazing cover art...I'm gonna check them out as well...
John Barleycorn - 10.12.2009 at 13:20  
Greatgreatgreat. just the stuff I need right now.
Biddle127 - 10.12.2009 at 22:14  
I really wasn't expecting something this good!! The atmosphere on this album is so crushing
Metal Maiden - 11.12.2009 at 21:06  
Any chance someone will show up with a high-res scan of the cover artwork like in Shrinebuilder's case...
ROMIL - 12.12.2009 at 16:38  
Just listened to it...had to stop after 3 songs. Absolutely terrible. Worse production than most early black metal bands...which doesn't really work for death metal.
jupitreas - 02.01.2010 at 22:00  
I actually think the production is quite excellent. It is organic but clear. Nothing is clipped like in most death metal. More importantly, the production is appropriate to the band's vision and that is more crucial than anything.
spirit_inblack - 03.02.2010 at 22:16  
Good stuff, as I was expecting with members from Portal. I'll order it from PFL as soon as I have the money for sure.
Tetravirulence - 27.05.2011 at 19:31  
There is an overall demonic soundscape featured in it
Daggon - 14.03.2013 at 23:11  
I remember listening to this album the first time I read this review. Today I revisited this gem again, damn, I'm not disappointed, this album has a really haunting atmosphere everywhere.

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