Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Ritual Killer - 'Exterminance' (Album Review)

By: Chris Bull

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: 18/09/2015
Label: Season of Mist |
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If you're thinking this is a continuation of Goatwhore, you're sadly mistaken, this is its own beast, terrifying and tentative in it's own right. Fill your cups with blood and give praise to the ancient ones!


‘Exterminance’ CD//DD//LP track listing:

1). Bury The Earth, Bury The Sky
2). As The Vulture Feeds
3). Feral Eyes
4). Dogs, Wolves And Carrion Fowl
5). Cuuntius
6). Pale Corpse Incantations
7). Crippling Beast
8). Passing Of Creation

Ritual Killer is

Zak Nolan | drums
Sammy Pierre Duet | guitars, bass
Jordan Barlow | vocals
James Harvey | bass

The Review:

Raw black metal is on the menu today, courtesy of Sammy satan Duet's other band Ritual Killer. Here he teams up with the Goatwhore rhythm section once again. Fans of LoFi black metal will certainly enjoy what's served up here.

Despite the less than stellar production, there's still plenty to rave about, Sammy's guitars sound thick and merciless, and his riffs are true Celtic Frost worship. The thing with an album like this is that it's hard to pick stand out tracks as they rarely stray from the path they carved on the opening track. As I've said it's very raw and the vocals don't measure up to Ben Falgoust from Goatwhore...but then few actually do! In terms of vocal sound, I'm reminded of Darkthrone's 'Panzerfoust' album. Raw and unnerving. Duet adds his own raspy screams in certain songs and his contributions to both Acid Bath and Goatwhore in the past have been very good.

If you're thinking this is a continuation of Goatwhore, you're sadly mistaken, this is its own beast, terrifying and tentative in it's own right. Fill your cups with blood and give praise to the ancient ones!


Exterminance’ is available here

FFO: Darkthrone, Goatwhore, Celtic Frost

Band info: facebook


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