This thing has a surprising amount of development for a 12 minute MLP/EP. Each song somehow gets a little more barbaric than the last, which is especially noticeable in the drumming. The double bass sounds like a gimmick in the description, but it's executed well and doesn't detract from the musicianship. Solid project.
Favorite track: Garrote.
There is very little I can say about Ritual Laceration other than it is one of the wildest and most unhinged recordings I have listened to in a long time. It was initially presented to me as an offering of the 'bestial' kind but upon a single listen it was pretty clear that there is much more than that at play here. The bestiality no doubt comes in the rage and level-red aggressiveness, but between its maniacal delivery there are healthy doses of noise and grindcore. The band said they brought 'primitive subharmonic chaos' to the front and that sounds like the right description to me. Dual bass bestial black noise from the US. Here it is for you, Ritual Laceration.
Imprecation...Malignant Altar....Frozen Soul...I'm not sure what kind of sick ancient OSDM portal is being accessed in Texas these days, but these bands are killing it. Best EP I've heard since Spectral Voice's Necrotic Doom. Jay Lane
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019