FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental.
For a band that’s been around since essentially 1989, Purtenance has released a surprisingly sparse amount of material. In fact, between 1992 and 2012 they released exactly 0 new tracks. Zero. Zilch. And, aside from two original members (Tero Aalto and Simo Rouvinen) the lineup has been anything but stable. But there’s good news here, after a long hiatus, and then two full-lengths dropped in relatively quick succession, Purtenance is about to release an EP that is, well, really, really fucking solid.
Label: Xtreem Music.
The opener is the energetic–nearly a five-minute long kick in the tuchas. “Vicious Seeds of Mortality” is more of a Grave-esque track opening more slowly and proceeding to apply riffs dripping with Cannabidiol-laced honey. The title track, placed third (the fourth track is a brief, near death-grind affair) separates itself from the pack using catchy rhythms, near breakdowns and plenty of crunching, beefcake-style riffs. Essentially protein-packed whey isolate for your metal soul.
Spin this one with confidence. Spin it frequently. But please be aware that it may shatter any glass within a 15-yard radius. Last Rites and Purtenance will not be held liable for your broken glassware.