RITUAL MESS: Self-titled: 7”

Intense and concise three-songer here. My initial review cited Orchid, Yage, and La Quiete as reference points. Turns out this actually does feature folks from Orchid, Ampere, and Panthers, was recorded a few years ago, and just now released, so there you go. Brevity certainly works in this band’s favor: less than five minutes of material, minimal packaging, and it doesn’t remotely have time to get stale. Searing, ferocious emo stuff, and apparently already out of print.

 –keith (Clean Plate, cleanplate.com)