Monday, 13 February 2017

Ritual Mess

Ritual Mess are a four-piece screamo band from Amherst, Massachusetts that first started in 2009. This band features three members that used to be in the legendary Orchid (and two currently in Ampere, with guitarist Will Killingsworth being the common factor in all bands). As expected, this shit is amazing. Taking influence from the Gravity Records roster, Ritual Mess plow through minute-long songs with the same grinding vigor they did over ten years ago. I'm not sure if they're still really active. Regardless, we've got an EP and LP from them, both out on Clean Plate Records, which is Will Killingsworth's own label. And before anyone mentions this, I'm aware that the picture above is of Jayson Greene in his Orchid days. I couldn't find a new picture of this band, so I'm reusing the Orchid one. Deal with it. Enjoy.

1. F+
2. Pig Island
3. Gnomes Of Zurich

1. Actualize The Taste
2. Formal Apology
3. #7
4. The Last Shout
5. Emma
6. Prison Too
7. Ritual Blood Pact
8. Interiors
9. Screw The Strand
10. Vile Art
11. Wasting