Release: Ars Magicka
Label: Blood Harvest
Location: Santiago, Chile
Release Date: 31st March 2014
Reviewer: Luke Hayhurst
Rating: 7 out of 10
Its time for another dip into the underground realms of the Chilean metal scene and this time its Ceremonial who catch the eye. Their brand new EP Ars Magicka is to be released through Blood Harvest and sees the Santiago quartet open this four track ode to black/thrash filth with The Cloud Upon the Sanctuary, a thrashing blast of quick paced madness, murky tones and ravenous blackened fury! Expect nothing here other than a quarter of an hour of ravishing hellish bile, twisted melodies and barrage like onslaughts!
Ceremonial are everything you would want in a slab of South American underground black thrash! Murky sound, evil intent and thorough, vitriolic hysteria brought on by maniacal riffs, venomous growling and shrieking vocals and the constant rumble of frenzied drumming and sturdy bass lines!
Blackened, monstrous and filthy! Ceremonial are one to check out!