Ritual Necromancy – Disinterred Horror (2018)

Ritual Necromancy – Disinterred Horror (2018)

More death metal, because why not. Except this time unlike Dechristianize this is a new album, and you’ve been sleeping on it. Let’s get slammin’ with the most 80’s Satanic panic D&D sounding band of 2018, Ritual Necromancy. These fine folks are a doomy, gloomy, buried in a tomby death band who have signed to the excellent Dark Descent Records (seriously, their lineup is nothing to scoff at), and have just put out their second full length. Unfortunately I haven’t heard their first album Oath of the Abyss, but the general consensus across the web is that Disinterred Horror is superior in every way so I’m happy living out my life without making that album a priority. First off, so we’re all on the same page (and totally not because I don’t know words very well), disinterred is defined as:

dis·in·ter

/ˌdisənˈtər/
verb
past tense: disinterred; past participle: disinterred
dig up (something that has been buried, especially a corpse).
synonyms: exhume, unearth, disentomb

So considering that those synonyms are all names of other metal bands, calling your album Disinterred Horror is fuckin’ primo in my books. Let’s hope the music holds up to the arbitrary expectations I’ve built up in my head because of the title. (more…)

Vital Remains – Dechristianize (2003)

Vital Remains – Dechristianize (2003)

“Wait, this this isn’t a movie”, I hear you mumble, half-drunk on a Sunday night (why else would you be reading this?). Why you’re right, dear reader. But, the joke’s on you, I’ll let you know. I’m half drunk on a Sunday night, and I’ve got a hankerin’ to write about some music, so write I shall. I used to write a lot about music on a now defunct blog of mine, but between the nostalgic read-through I did this morning and the day drinking I’ve been doing since lunch, it’s about time I picked it back up in the same, inconsistent way I’ve always blogged. I think I’m going to try and keep the music reviews shorter than the movie ones, but we’ll see how things pan out.

Our inaugural music review: a modern death metal classic that I seem to have totally slept on for the last fifteen years. Dechristianize, the 2003 album by Vital Remains.

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