CDs Blackened Cerebral Rifts #139782
Release Date: August 4, 2023
These are high quality 8-panel digipak CDs with excellent full colour printing and moreover have a beautiful metallic effect throughout in addition to gloss raised UV lamination done on parts of the breathtaking Jason Wayne Barnett artwork. This is the first press of the CD which is limited and hand-numbered to 500 copies. Each CD comes with a download code and a transparent logo sticker.
Dead and Dripping create their own kaleidoscopic world of dizzying and pummelling brutal/technical death metal where they relentlessly whip up a maelstrom of mind-boggling riffs and drum patterns. It's too easy to drown yourself in their undulating waves of intense blasting and slower breakdowns and one can't be blamed to lie corpse-like amid it all. There's even an interlude right in the middle of this album serving as a flotation device but as it's aptly titled, it's only hopeless given the sheer magnitude of the complex brutality that is offered here. As breathless as it will leave you, the music here is highly intricate and meticulously executed, and not rushed just to come across as needlessly chaotic or extreme. Everything is perfectly audible even with the riffs piling up, the organic production only adding value to the vigorous and ultimately highly enjoyable playing. For what Dead and Dripping set out to do, with 'Blackened Cerebral Rifts' they certainly get the job done, not compromising in any area and delivering one of the most satisfying if not rewarding albums in this genre.
For fans of: Wormed, Demilich, Defeated Sanity, Suffocation, Mortal Decay, Wicked Innocence
Evan Daniele - All music and lyrics
Artwork by Jason Wayne Barnett