Album Review: Ominous Scriptures — “Rituals of Mass Self-Ignition”

The early 2000’s was a special time for me.  It was the beginning of my transition into the world of extreme metal.  At the time, I was into classic metal, your Metallicas, your Black Sabbaths and AC/DCs and what have you, but it was around 2003 or 2004 that my mom accidentally got me MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball, Vol. 2, which was my first taste of the extreme side of heavy metal.  Needless to say, it wasn’t long before I started seeking out even more extreme and brutal metal, and the rest is history.  Ominous ScripturesRituals of Mass Self-Ignition immediately takes me back to that point in my life.

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CANTO: Majesties, Rotten Sound, Deathstars, and More


Major box checked today on the to-do list, which means it’s time to buy some stuff I don’t need.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Memoriam’s Karl Willetts on their new album “Rise To Power” and much more!

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One thing is for sure, Memoriam don‘t need us to rekindle their storied history in this band or their members long and legendary careers. Basically, if you don’t know them by now you are on purpose avoiding it…they are just that much a part of death metal. For their fifth album, Rise To Power, it’s all about diversity and varying up the songs just a bit. And no, that doesn’t mean they’ve done a 180. It simply means, they’re building on what they’ve created over the course of the past four albums. Is it heavy? Yes. Still trademark Memoriam? Yes. Better than their previous outings? Our opinion only, but YES. Their sound is as vital to death metal as air and water is for humans to keep living and it only gets better with time. Buke recently sat down with the genre defining vocalist Karl Willetts to discuss the new album, how it came to be, Memoriam’s and its members histories, and a ton more. We now bring you this conversation in its entirety so grab your beverage of choice, a seat, and enjoy.

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CANTO: Sortilège, Ne Obliviscaris, Treedeon, and More


Back-to-back gnarly work days. I can’t wait for the next 30 years to go by!…?

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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