Cinerary is a brutal death metal band from Chicago. They formed in 2000 and released a single EP called Rituals of Desecration one year later. Apparently they're still around, but they haven't released anything in fucking forever. Will this EP be any good? Let's find out.
The most notable part about this EP is that it features Matti Way on vocals. He would later go on to perform in Liturgy (the brutal death metal band, not that shitty hipster band) and Pathology. His performance here is pretty sweet. He pulls off this deep guttural growl that just sounds excellent. It makes me wonder if he was listening to Brodequin around this time.
The rest of the band is great as well. Disgorge drummer Ricky Myers plays a lot of violent blast beats that feature rapid fire double bass. The snare has a strong sound and the mid-paced rhythms have a strong sense of groove to them. Guitarist Dan "Wrench" Louise plays a lot of dark and rumbling shredding riffs throughout the album. They're played rather well and have a wicked and sinister tone to them. He also plays a few slam riffs on occasion. When paired up with the screeching pinch harmonics, they bring a lot of groove to the music.
Although this EP is really short, it's full of great music. I especially love Matti Way's vocal delivery. Physical copies of this EP are really rare, so if you ever manage to find it, be sure to pick it up. Or you can just download like I did. I don't care.