RITUAL MASS - It Ever Turns
LABEL: Memento Mori Records
This collection compiles all the material spawned by this U.S. band so far, all of which was previously never available on CD format: "Ritual Mass" demo (2017), "Abhorred in the Eyes of God" EP (2019) and "Descent/Sepulcher" single (2021).
There is no better description of their aural assault than the words used by our friends at Grizzly Butts when they reviewed the band´s 2019 EP:
"...if you´ve ever picked up the early Master tapes where they´ve mixed in the non-triggered drum takes and imagined what those thrashing, punkish Axegrinder-esque chunks might sound like reborn by way of a more perfectionism-bound group (i.e. Tomb Mold) then ratcheted up to ridiculous body-in-the-trunk heaviness (i.e. Coffins) you´ll understand why RITUAL MASS are an instant thumbs up from my perspective. They´re not a Death/Crust band, but they could hang with ´em, they´re not a "caveman" thug merch-meme Death Metal band (but they could hang with ´em), and it seems the angle these guys are aiming for is a solid enough mix of simple grooving and easygoing pure Death Metal. "It Ever Turns" is a superb slab of primal, pustulent Death Metal. No tech, no progression, no normal blastbeats, no real "solos", no progression, no goofy merch: just utter devastation, tonal rape, crushing filth, ignorant stomp, and overwhelming intensity. It's Death Metal done with a dangerous zeal that´s blanching to behold."
FOR FANS OF: (early) Goreguts, Asphyx, Cianide, Prophecy of DoomTRACK LISTING:
-"DESCENT/SEPULCHER" SINGLE (2021)-
-"ABHORRED IN THE EYES OF GOD" EP (2019)-
3. Grievous Sin
4. Seated At The Right Hand Of The Lord
-"RITUAL MASS" DEMO (2017)-
7. Temple Desecration
8. Psychic Death
10. Ritual Mass