RITUAL CONTROL: Inoculation: EP

Certainly heavy and pummeling. Though these folks have been around for a while, this is my first time listening. Pretty much what I expected from a band that features someone from Artimus Pyle: one super massive wall of sound, abrasive guitar, ungodly bass sound, thrashing percussion, and a vocalist who’s screaming from the gut. All good elements, and this does have its moments. The riffs are good, the drumming is solid as hell, and there’s a lot of power in the music. However, even after six or more listens, there’s nothing that really stands out, or stays in my mind after the record is over, other than the fact that this is heavy. I’m pretty sure live this slays, but on record it’s just okay, and not something I’d listen to again down the road. 

 –M.Avrg (Sabotage, [email protected])