Ritual Chamber - The Pits of Tentacled Screams CD
RITUAL CHAMBER (CA, USA) - The Pits Of Tentacled Screams CD - Originally self-released digitally in November 2013 (and re-released on cassette in 2014 via Nuclear War Now!), the album is now available in a limited jewel-case CD edition from Hellthrasher Productions (Poland) (2015).
You may feel like you've been here before many times in recent years, but Ritual Chamber’s take on cave-dwelling Death Metal really does feel different than obvious points of comparison in Disma, Grave Miasma, and Incantation. Other albums may sound haunting and oppressive, but The Pits of Tentacled Screams actually sounds maliciously evil. Atmosphere aside, the riffs here are absolutely devastating and vital, with not a wasted second to be found.
On this EP the songs show variety in their dynamics of harmony, tempo & time signatures. It is aimed to draw one into a journey of utter hate, despair & madness. The journey explores a turmoil of spiritual tension: the use of barbaric mid-pace & triplet blasting accompanying demented Death Metal riffs at climactic points; then dropping in tempo towards a slower cacophony. Drugged chords create the guitar filth, which, along with the slow, Incantation-like vocals, are rather catchy & fittingly placed. **originally published on ritualchamber.bandcamp.com** Hellthrasher Productions – HELLTHRASHER XXXVIII