Originally released on tape in 2016 through Unholy Domain Records, Ritval Expiation contained two tracks of utter destruction and mayhem. Now this year Ritval Expiation is getting a proper re-release through Everlasting Spew Records complete with four never before released (on CD) tracks from a 2008 split for you to damage your brain and twist your neck to. If you have been following Voids of Vomit over the years, you know that they are a band without bullshit, filler, fluff or anything of that nature. With the four unreleased tracks that are added on to Ritval Expiation you know that you will be getting more of the same brain scrambling, bone crumbling and blood boiling death metal that Voids of Vomit has been shoveling out over the years. This release is an unrelenting juggernaut of death and doesn’t stop to bury the dead and certainly doesn’t quit until you yourself are left lifeless and rotting.
Ritval Expiation begins with somewhat of an atmospheric and ominous intro that quickly dissolves into punishing death metal. After that brief intro, the only other song on this release that has a similar style of atmospheric intro is the third track but even then that doesn’t last very long either as they dive pretty quickly back into their brutalizing and barbaric style of death metal. Other than the brief intros on only two of their tracks, Voids of Vomit shovel disease ridden track after disease ridden track on top of you until you are completely buried. Each track is a raw and unfiltered assault of nothing but the purest of death metal. While the overall sound is that of old-school death, Voids of Vomit don’t cater to nostalgia, they just simply are a terrifying, rumbling death metal machine that sounds as though they have been dug up from fetid and rotting crypts.
This release is undeniably savage and raw and it keeps coming at you until your head has completely been removed from your body. Ritval Expiation is a barbaric and brutal display of death that gets your head banging from the very first note on. Voids of Vomit does a great job of grabbing you by the throat from the very beginning and keeping you listening to their sickening and flesh shredding brand of death metal all throughout. There isn’t a song on this release that is lacking in any way shape or form as each track is just as solid, heavy and well put together as the last. Voids of Vomit make it known that they are a force of death to be reckoned with by providing you with six twisted, malignant, malevolent and poisonous tracks for you to consume. The two older tracks were already as heavy as they can be, but with the fine addition of the four new tracks, this release is just that much more punishing and brutalizing gifting you with a deadly and flesh tearing listen.
No matter where you turn to and no matter which track you tune in to you will always be greeting with a savage beating leaving you broken and bloodied. Ritval Expiation is an unrelenting and inhumane listen that twists your neck and breaks your bones, but no matter how unholy the listen is you keep coming back for more and more.
Ritval Expiation will be released through Everlasting Spew on May 25, 2017.