Well there is nothing that feeds the blood more than good old metal grind and hardcore. It’s punishing and brutal and you can feel your whole body shake when it begins. It’s rife with toxic savagery and really brutalises with superb riffs and heavy thunderous blast beats that eat you alive.
They breed impure and fuel-charged aggression that is soaked up and absorbed eagerly through the ears. That seething vocal scourge is lush as it sweeps through its strenuous paces and magically the music that accompanies it allows it to glide along and smash you full on in the face, so to speak.
It’s the tumultuous turmoil the music gives that makes it exciting and loved by so many serious metal heads, which probably makes them do strange things like form large mosh pits and have their bodies crushed in the melee.
For me just hearing grind and hardcore seems to supply my energy levels like a good vitamin – it lifts the spirit and allows it to run freely and I am not talking alcohol here either. I don’t need drugs or alcohol to appreciate metal of this calibre, never have done, in fact to take such things would only remove the natural substances allowing you to fully enjoy the feeling the music gives.
I adore that feeling, that rumble in the belly as the music is churned out at such ferocity I can actually feel the music raging around my blood stream and invading the brain as well as the senses. It is so powerful and rids you of any building tension, replacing it with musical tension which is far less harmful than the stress you feel before pressing play.
I know a lot of people will not get this feeling and that is sad that they can’t partake in the sheer glory the music produces and ‘live’ it is something completely different! ‘Ritual’ possesses a very eastern feel and very different to what you would expect from grind and hardcore, however, it is great to see the band exploring various other forms of music.
So get listening and absorb every morsel!
Keitzer Ascension is out 31st March 2017 via Give Praise Records.