s/t (2011/PER KORO)

METAL/HARDCORE. It's really hard to describe the 8 tracks without mentioning the token words brutal and intense at the end of every sentence. DEATHRITE's noisy assault delivers the urgency of hardcore, the sheer brutality of extreme metal and the high speed attacks in the vein of your favourite power-violence bands - all wrapped up by the no-bullshit and fuck-you attitude of punk. Breakneck speeds, pounding percussion, raw vocals, and frantically raging guitars and bass round out their style which pleasantly scorches the eardrums. This splatter is caustic and merciless. It's an unrelenting torrent, an avalanche of thick grime and vitriol. There's so much hate spewed forth in such a short amount of time (18min.) that it takes a few listens to process everything that's going on. DEATHRITE are quick and to the point, dropping into each number like an unhinged guillotine blade. The band's sound is reminiscent of newer bands like NAILS, TRAP THEM and MIND ERASER, with an early '90s Earache Records (ENTOMBED and NAPALM DEATH) like crudity, complete with the grim production (mastered by Robin Völkert of Dean Dirg). The mysterious artwork is done by Paul Barsch of Julith Krishun. The one-sided LP comes with a screenprinted b-side, 350gr thick cover with reverse side printings, lyricsheet, black innersleeve and is housed in a polybag with sticker. You'll probably also find something to like on DEATHRITE - it's a promise! [PK 052]

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