Ripping through hordes of decaying putrescent flesh is Burial Chamber’s newest offering Ripping the Dead. This disease ridden monster of an album is filled with nine total tracks that are sure to sever your head and scoop your brains out. Each track is a barbaric onslaught that leave you bloodied and mangled. From beginning to end Burial Chamber pour their brand of brutal death metal on thick with dirge of suffering after dirge of suffering. These gore fiends don’t wait for you to get comfortable as they begin your torture nearly immediately pummeling you with flesh gnashing riffs and filthy bass lines.
Ripping the Dead is a truly monstrous and devastating offering from these Aussie sickos. With this being only their second album since their inception in 2007, this is an incredibly solid effort. Each track is just as pummeling and degrading as the last and never once does Burial Chamber let you off of the operating table. With precision and a monstrous tendency to pick you a part, shredding you limb from limb, Burial Chamber provides you with nothing but pure brutal death metal misery. With the passing of each bloodied track you become more and more aware that your time has come to an end.
As Burial Chamber passes through each track they dig further and further in to your skull exposing your rotted brain. These monsters and masters of death bear down upon you from the opening track on with buzz saw like riffs that are coupled with bone rattling bass lines and barreling blasting drums. Fleshing themselves out through the sonic bulldozer of putrid death are the unearthly and blood thirsty vocals. The instrumentation, vocals and production throughout this offering are all on point creating one deadly, malevolent and incredibly vicious listen. Ripping the Dead as a whole is a mutilating and deforming record that puts you in an early grave after you have been ripped to pieces and gutted mercilessly.
This is an unrelenting and inhumane record that treats you as though you are nothing but a pile of flesh and bone. Ripping the Dead is a solid record through and through and one hell of a brutal death metal record in general. Each track is well constructed and formed for the purpose of lobotomizing you and culling the weak. Overall, Ripping the Dead is an entertaining, highly volatile and neck snapping record that you can’t seem to get enough of.