Posted in metal | music on February 18, 2014

by Doug Moore

Impetuous Ritual at Rites of Darkness 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
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Australia's Portal are one of the more surprising breakout death metal successes of recent years. Though they're inventive players and have an instantly memorable visual schtick, their music is far from listenable. If you find Portal's wall of oozing noise a touch too impenetrable, Impetuous Ritual may be for you. This band shares a few key members with Portal, and the overall vibe is similar: murky, ugly death metal that draws on older American acts like Incantation, but that takes their sound to stranger places. The chief difference between the two lies in degree; Impetuous Ritual keep the insanity to more human levels.

IR's first album, 2009's Relentless Execution of Ceremonial Excrescence (!), was an under-the-radar gem. But now that Portal's (and weird death metal in general's) profile is much higher, there's good reason to think that its follow-up, Unholy Congregation Of Hypocritical Ambivalence (!!!), will make a big splash. Their label Profound Lore, which is also home to Portal, has announced an April 15 release date for the album. They've also released a song from the effort, titled "Venality in Worship," which you can stream below...

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Impetuous Ritual - "Venality in Worship"

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Comments (17)

grown men .....

just smh

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 1:31 PM

blood sausage

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 1:56 PM

key words: far from listenable

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 2:25 PM

"Sausage (Ugly Pieces of Shit)"

Lyrics: Ugly old fucking sausage men. Dressed up like Dungeons and Dragons. Fake blood, fucking idiots. Childish temper tantrum throwing 45 year old idiot. Very ugly and stupid. Childish fucking sausage. Sucking their brother's cock in the Saint Vitus Glory hole. Fucking pieces of shit. Fuck you All.

Posted by J. Elenidis | February 18, 2014 2:26 PM

"Sausage part II (mid-life virginity)"

Mad at the world because mother called him ugly troll. Revenge through rock and roll metal. Lord of the Rings is his bible because he is stupid. Now old and hairy still a virgin because he looks ugly without stage makeup. 5'4" but has a big angry mind.

Posted by Tits | February 18, 2014 2:32 PM

those last two comments didn't get rid of the loneliness, did they? :(

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 6:52 PM

my dad owns a BMW motherfucker.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 6:54 PM

far from listenable? open your ears, pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 9:39 PM

^ STFU sausage boy, ain't nobody axed u a damn thang

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:25 PM

^sorry, 11:25. I own the "sausage" copyright. You can't use it. Please pick another genre to troll. This is mine. Now, if you'll excuse me.

^ STFU sausage boy, ain't nobody axed u a damn thang

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:39 PM

this news just made my day.

Posted by scooper | February 19, 2014 11:13 AM

6:52- I was going to respond to the fool, then I read your response. There is no need.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 11:23 AM

When you talk into a mirror do you delude yourself that you have friends too?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 11:27 AM

You know what news made my day? THIS!

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Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 11:33 AM

^ don'tchum the waters during lunch rush, dem sausagez iz werkin

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 12:39 PM

Watch out drones!
you're dead.
You matter not.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 11:12 PM

(!!!)

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 9:21 PM

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