The Australian Death Metal group IMPETUOUS RITUAL have returned after five years to release their second full length Unholy Congregation of Hypocritical Ambivalence which has been awaited by many in the death metal community. Often the band has been thought of as the side project of the members of the experimental death metal band PORTAL but actually this band came first into the mix.
The composition of this album is pure chaos (in a good way, more like organized chaos). The album is straight, true death metal. With guttural vocals gurgling between blast beats, guitar chugs and solos, this album will have you headbanging till your neck hurts. Tracks like “Inservitude of Asynchronous Duality” and “Venality In Worship” are sheer brutality. Almost mechanical drum work by Necros Craigos, epic guitar riffs and solos by Omenous Fugue, bellowing bass lines by Typhon, and otherworldly gutturals from Ignis Fatuus. This release tops their game compared to 2009’s Unholy Congregation of Hypocritical Ambivalence.
For any fan of death metal that sometimes crosses into the brutal death metal zone, this album is for you. It follows in the same footsteps as many other great death metal bands like Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse and Hate Eternal. So do yourself a favor, if you’ve had a long day, boss yelled at you and you’re just pissed at the world, then put this album on under the headphones and feel that rage flow through your body.