Ritualization – Hema Ignis Necros CD
Ritualization – 'Hema Ignis Necros' CD
Jewel case CD edition limited to 500 copies
Epic is an apt descriptor for this new three-song; 26 minute mini-album, as the nuclear-powered bestiality of yore - channeled from death metal's most infernal depths, as practiced by the elite lineage of Angelcorpse/Perdition Temple, Centurian/Nox, and Ravager/Hacavitz - is welded to winding, barbed-wire complexity of song-craft. Sharpened like a gleaming blade, their sulfurous ultra-violence is finessed to an exceptional degree, with terror and tension lurking in the record's more reposed moments. It's a statement of intent, to be sure, and one that proves that serious blackened death is still worth reckoning.