Impetuous Ritual - Blight Upon Martyred Sentience LP (Black vinyl)
Impetuous Ritual have mastered the sense of claustrophobia put to sound and I have no hesitation in proclaiming this to be their best effort to date. “Blight upon Martyred Sentience” builds on the past two albums, and impressively so; everything is bigger, deeper, darker. It’s long been a cliché to say that a death metal album sounds like darkness, but in the case of “Blight upon Martyred Silence,” there really is no better descriptor. It constantly feels like it’s violently moving you – making you fall precipitously, jerking you backwards, shoving you forwards, forcing you to crawl. But wherever it may be leading you there, it is always, always through total and utter darkness.