Album Review RITUAL CHAMBER The Pits of Tentacled Screams

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RITUAL CHAMBER “The Pits of Tentacled Screams”

Hellthrasher Prods/ Nuclear War Now!/ Duplicate Recs

What a piece of necrotic and oppressive death metal I have here!! The demo debut of this profane new born is a total nightmare, and it crushes your brain like a hammer. In fact, it’s a one-man band coming from San Francisco, and it delivers the most ominous, morbid and rabid atmosphere I’ve heard this year.

Of course, master mind Dario J. Derna has huge experience in extreme metal business; since he was part of old dark entities like Evoken, Infester or Funebraum. On this project he created excellent caustic tracks full of negativity and painful guitar riffs. Of course, it has roots in the most chaotic and morbid death metal from USA, but everything reflects high doses of grim, and seems like he has profound respect to the genre. All tracks are tied in chaotic sections combined with slow tempo atmospheres, and it really deliver particular tastes on gloomy miasmas, broken melodies and bloody paintings in the subconscious. It’s a five tracks demo highly influenced by morbid death metal and apocalyptic doom metal. It’s recommended for those who worship chaos, abyssal ambients and rottenness. – Victor Varas

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