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Review: Ex Dementia - The Red Mass
Ex Dementia
The Red Mass

Label: Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
Year released: 2009
Duration: 24:07
Tracks: 8
Genre: Death/Thrash

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: December 20, 2009
Reviewed by: Larry Griffin
Readers Rating
The Red Mass

Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (6 Votes)

This…this is fucking hilarious. These guys have a song titled "Dead! Nude! Dancers!" I mean, do I even have to say anything else about the aesthetics? Unlike a lot of other extreme metal bands who try to be funny, I actually think these guys are legitimately hilarious. It's just so out of nowhere, and the lack of subtlety just makes it gut-busting funny. I also think "Belial the Basket Case" is fucking hilarious, too.

Ahem. This is Ex Dementia's The Red Mass, an album that sounds better the louder you turn it up. The basic sound is simple, punky Death/Thrash with chugging guitars and fast tempos and rapid-fire vocals that range from a pukey death growl to a more standard blackened rasp. None of this stuff is really memorable or anything, but it's entertaining while it's on. Sort of junk-food metal. It all kind of runs together though, without much to make it stand out. Songs like "Shadows in the Chapel" and "Splattervision: Channel 2" are fun, but the cover of Venom's classic "Welcome to Hell" is just uninspired. This is an alright album, but it won't change your perception of music and you probably won't remember much after it ends.

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