Impetuous Ritual
Relentless Execution of Ceremonial Excrescence


4.0
excellent

Review

by rasputin USER (196 Reviews)
December 5th, 2011 | 46 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist


Notification of Impetuous Ritual’s debut release on Profound Lore was almost immediately prior to its actual release, so in a way Relentless Execution of Ceremonial Excrescence was literally sprung on us un-expecting death heads. As with the recent explosion of Australian death metal bands (Aethyrvorous, Innsmouth, Ignivomous, Portal, Cemetery Urn) over the last couple of years, Impetuous Ritual reach into the crushing depths of death/doom and mould together a chaotic monster of a record – the total apocalyptic atmosphere is in line with the genre’s greats, and the unique style that comes with being part of the Australian scene leaves a distinctive mark all over Impetuous Ritual’s work.

Being from Brisbane, huge similarities can be drawn between city-mates Portal – Impetuous Ritual in fact shares members with Portal. Now I must stress, despite having similar musical aims and sharing members, Impetuous Ritual are no Portal clone. While the closing passage of ‘Ceremonial Disembowelment’ reeks of Swarth’s collapsing guitar lines, for the most part Relentless Execution... diverges from Portal’s schizophrenic murk. Where an album like Swarth is defined by its colossal riffs and pitter-patter drumming, Relentless Execution’s rhythm section is highly frenetic and often comes off as mind-numbingly brutal – one could arguably associate Impetuous Ritual far more with Melbourne’s Ignivomous over Portal.

The disparate tempos found on the record give it a hugely versatile atmosphere – where certain tracks (‘Inexorable Blasphemies’) consist of a full out aural assault, others creep at a tangibly slow pace (‘Destitution’), at times recalling the splendour of ...Golgotha-era Incantation, or even the forces of darkness that come with dISEMBOWELMENT’s classic Transcendence Into The Peripheral. What Relentless Execution... has that really propels it to the forefront of death metal for me is the total sonic annihilation that it has to offer – after listening to such forceful tracks as ‘Unhallowed Ascendance Into Impurity’, little doubt is left in my mind that Impetuous Ritual are doing everything right in regards to their style of death metal.



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rasputin
December 5th 2011


14555 Comments


written jan 2010

ShadowRemains
December 5th 2011


21644 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good no more hawks review...

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
December 5th 2011


16486 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^

rasputin
December 5th 2011


14555 Comments


today is 'berkay reviews everything good' day

Hawks
December 5th 2011


35837 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Hey I'm right here.

Knew that was coming though, it's alright lol.

ShadowRemains
December 5th 2011


21644 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nvm kyle did the flagging business for me

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
December 5th 2011


16486 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

way ahead of you

ShadowRemains
December 5th 2011


21644 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hope u listened to the spooky gloom

elegy destroys my face

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
December 5th 2011


16486 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i did and it was m/ need to listen to it more tho

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
December 5th 2011


16137 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Sempiternal Deathreign m/

KjSwantko
December 5th 2011


9448 Comments


Good review sir, pos

Xenophanes
Emeritus
December 5th 2011


10666 Comments


As solid a review as ever, but damn, how many of these write ups do you have stashed away Berkay?

Digging: Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry

ZombicidalMan
December 6th 2011


1997 Comments


Need to listen to this again. Seem to remember it was glorious.

rasputin
December 6th 2011


14555 Comments


As solid a review as ever, but damn, how many of these write ups do you have stashed away Berkay?


that's it now, don't have any older ones to post

well I do, but they aren't that great reviews/are negative reviews that no one cares about

Ire
December 6th 2011


41828 Comments


missed these guys last night : /

nice review

taylormemer
December 6th 2011


4953 Comments


feels good man

Ire
December 6th 2011


41828 Comments


anyway it's nice to see that sputnik is in the xmas spirit

Spare
December 6th 2011


5450 Comments


fuk yea

Digging: Forth Wanderers - Tough Love

Wizard
December 6th 2011


19644 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I have a double lp of this coming in mail. Be jealous!

Oh Berkay, I was wondering when you were going to post all of your teeny-pop reviews from your other webzine? I can't wait to read your reviews for Justin Beiber!!! ; )

Digging: Ash Borer - Cold of Ages

seedofnothing
December 6th 2011


3425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

nice review

I've always preferred IR to Portal. However, both are enjoyable



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