Power of Metal.dk Review

The Headless Ritual
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 24 June, 2013
Playing time: 46:38

Their sixth album is very impressive, because it isn't easy to make a new album that has to compete with your own legacy. "Mental Funeral" and "Severed Survival" are albums many musicians are influenced by and you have to top them.

Well, fortunately they developed their style and since their come back in 2009 they still do. Chris Reifert growls, shouts and grunts everything apart and his sickened voice fits perfectly. The music is a beautiful mix of doom and death. Throughout the songs you will hear elements of Bathory, Entombed, Benediction, Paradise Lost and this all melted together in very variable tracks.

Autopsy has created a brutal album that has to impress everyone in the death/doom genre, it doesn't get a lot better!

01. Slaughter at Beast House
02. Mangled Far Below
03. She is a Funeral
04. Coffin Crawlers
05. When Hammer Meetsbone
06. Thorns and Ashes
07. Arch Cadaver
08. Flesh Turns to Dust
09. Running From the Goathead
10. The Headless Ritual
Label: Peaceville Records
Distribution: Peaceville Records
Artwork rating: 95/100
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 29 June, 2013
Website: www.autopsydeathmetal.com