We’re very proud too announce that East Coast one-man psychedelic bestial death metal force Vile Ritual will finally emerge from the bowels of hades with its skull-crushing debut full-length album, “Caverns of Occultic Hatred”. On the forty-minute, eight-track death-torn abomination, Vile Ritual merges the primeval violence of bands like Archgoat and Von with the technical and compositional unpredictability of progressive and atmospheric-leaning death metal bands like The Chasm, Timeghoul, Incantation, Infester and Demilich to conjure a mind-devouring hallucination of mutated, dark and occult death metal carnage.
The crushing album has been anticipated by No Clean Singing who in introducing the track “Living Hell” have remarked how “a truly hellish and assaulting experience” that “throws the listener into a living hell, though there’s something ebullient and exultant about these demonic revels. And yes, in a way it’s psychedelic — as well as psychotic.“ – you can check out the feature and the song HERE.
In a way not dissimilar to what we’ve seen done by bands like Antediluvian, Howls of Ebb, or Chaos Echoes, Vile Ritual’s aim with “Caverns of Occultic Hatred” is that of prying the listener’s mind open with violence, expanding it to the dissolution of consciousness and using alchemical, ritualistic and esoteric orchestrations to create a trance-like state that renders the listener trapped and disoriented into a hideous sonic delusion, to be bludgeoned mercilessly with the carnage of the barbaric blackened death metal that shapes the other half of its darkened, gruesome soul. A record shrouded in shapeshifting ambivalence, “Caverns of Occultic Hatred” is a horrific and disembodied descent into the madness and chaos of primeval impulses, insanity, and of the dissolution of reality via total sensorial and auditory annihilation.
Caverns of Occultic Hatred” is scheduled for a June 16 2023 release worldwide via Sentient Ruin on LP, CD, MC and digital formats.