Pim B. : Ritual Necromancy from Portland, Oregon in the USA delivers their second full-length entitled ‘Disinterred Horror’. In 2011 their debut ’Oath Of The Abyss’ was released and I wrote about that one that it sounded like Beherit started playing death metal in the vein of Incantation and Immolation. In 2014 the EP ‘Void Manifest’ saw the light of day but since I haven’t heard that one I can’t tell a lot about the progress the band made over the years.
I do know the production on this new album is a lot better opposed to the debut. Even when I love the debut now things sound a bit less messy. The reference to Beherit hereby can be binned. Fear not though, as this new one still sounds utterly dark and cavernous. That basement sound is still present, but the music is a bit better to digest, which also makes it somewhat more accessible. The comparison to Incantation and Immolation still stands. Especially when it comes to the riffs. I’d like to add old Bolt Thrower as well. When the band slows down you can detect that similarity. Vocal-wise I get reminded to doom/death bands such as Faal and Evoken. This is also noticeable in the slow passages.
The album contains five songs and lasts just under 40 minutes. This means the average length of the songs has gone up opposed to the tracks on ‘Oath Of The Abyss’. Fans of pitch-black and heavy death metal with a dismal character can easily buy this record.