The Bay Area continues to demonstrate why it’s one of the most vibrant scenes in metal. Ritual Chamber is a rancid death metal project plying the same stylistic waters as explored by murky death metal outfits such as Grave Miasma and Teitanblood. The Pits of Tentacled Screams is a five-song, self released demo with both feet firmly planted in the aesthetics of the genre. Anchored by murky, evil sounding death metal loaded with atmosphere, a hazy production, and deep seated vocals, The Pits of Tentacled Screams is a more than promising debut.
Ritual Chamber happens to be a project of Numinas, who handles all of the instrumentation and vocals. Numinas may be familiar to readers as the prolific talent behind the long running, separate black metal projects Krohm and Vetus Obscurum, as well as having a hand in a myriad of other black and death metal bands over the last twenty years. Given Numinas’ background and experience, Ritual Chamber is sure to attract fans of the genre and is yet another promising act to emerge from the Bay Area scene.