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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Liturgy of Ritual Execution
release: May 31, 2015
The ultra brutal death metal aficionado will eat this album up. This band is from California, U.S. and they have an album from this year. It’s possible that this band is totally new to you or maybe you already have heard it. The bottom line is that this is super guttural gravity blast death metal of maximum modern brutality. Listen to this album on Bandcamp and listen as they open a can of ultra extreme metal on you. Do it, it will be good for your mental health or you metal health or … or … shut up, just mosh, zombie, mosh!
History of the band:
Matt Chaco: gutturals
Joaquin Chávez: string pain
David Ko: low bumping
Cindy Chaco: gravity blasting freak of nature
Embodied Torment was founded in 2011, as Matt Chaco (vox) and Cindy Chaco (drums) joined forces with Casey Ryle (guitars), Joaquin Chavez (guitars), and David Ko (bass). After an initial phase of playing a fairly traditional form of death metal, represented by their early demo, the quintet gradually focused on the most brutal and extreme elements of their sound. Ryle departed in mid-2012, which saw the band continue on as a four-piece and record their 'Kyphonism' promo, which represented their new sonic direction.
After their first tour in November of 2013, their performances gained them the attention of rising death metal label New Standard Elite, with whom they signed on in June 2014. After an intensive period of writing, the band emerged in May 2015 with their debut full-length release, "Liturgy of Ritual Execution." Built on a traditionalist framework of extreme, blasting death metal, the album weaves hymns of brutality with a dark atmosphere that is uncommon in the genre. Tracks such as Oubliette, Epoch of Suffering and Thrones of the Slain display a vision of dismal and brutal music reaching beyond the confines of Brutal Death Metal without compromising the extremity that characterizes the core of their sound.
In June of 2015, to practice the liturgy in front of the roaring throng, Embodied Torment took part in the New Standard Elite USA tour featuring Disentomb, Cerebral Effusion, Delusional Parasitosis, and Iniquitous Deeds. The tour was an immense success, and the band are preparing now to take the next step in bringing this form of extreme death metal to parts beyond.
Embodied Torment has also performed with such luminaries of the extreme death metal world as Crypt Infection, Euphoric Defilement, Exhumer, Amputated Genitals, Pessimist, Abhorration, SICK, Shawn Whitaker, Dying Fetus, Cattle Decapitation, Cerebral Bore, Krisiun, Omnihility, Carnal Decay, Arsis, Devour The Unborn, Corpsefucking Art, and Coprophiliac.