FREAK: Ritual Death Demo: 7”

May 20, 2019

Vinyl pressing of this short-lived L.A. band’s 2015 demo. I was not aware of them during their brief existence, but I caught up quickly when this slab crossed my path. Five tracks of murky, dungeony punk that crashes and plods through two sides of wax emanating an unsettling urge to just set out and destroy. Like if Doc Dart toned it down just a bit and spent one fucked up night in Western Mass with the Deep Wound boys before they learned how to play their instruments. File under: “cult shit.” And how do I join? –Daryl (Vague Absolutes)