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Ceremony - Violence Violence

The Ultimate Warrior   (12 reviews)

Posted: 06/06/2006 | Comments: 14 | Rate:

Ceremony's debut 7", Ruined, has been, by far, my most listened to EP of the past year. Ruined was the most intense 7 minutes of hardcore in a long while. Reminisant of Infest, Ruined made the listener want to jump out of their chair, throw the chair through the window, throw their mother in after it, and then light the house on fire. It was that good.

I wasn't sure if the band would be able to pull off a full length. Would it start to get boring after a while? Can the band be creative enough? Could they get past the "sophomore slump?"

Yes. Quite frankly, they have created a modern masterpiece.

Ceremony is best at fooling the listener, creating a slow sort of buildup that is fairly accessible to the listener. Then, suddenly, they kick you in the face with buzzsaw guitars and furious vocals. Before you can even comprehend what is going on, the song ends, leaving you to question what you actually just heard. This is Ceremony's key to success, and they are able to switch this process up enough so that it never gets old.

They also show themselves to be a very flexible band. They have the brutally fast parts, parts that are easier to bob your head to (and, while bobbing, running over to whoever is closest and punching them in the face), slower, droning interludes, and even throw in a cover of the Red C's "Pressures On," showing that they can even pull off sounding like a punk band.

The 7 tracks on Ruined are also included at the end of this album, pushing it to a blistering 20 songs in 20 minutes and 28 seconds.

After the album is over, the listener is left gasping for air, not really understanding what just happened, but yearning to experience it again. And again.

And again.

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11,085 Posts

now you made me want to hear this even more
11,085 Posts
holy fuck this shit is good
OTYC, sucka!
3,147 Posts
Good review, gonna check this out.
4,472 Posts
I want this so badly.
8,007 Posts
looks like something I would enjoy.

I love teh fast!!!!!!
4,472 Posts

PS- Good review.

PPS- I preordered it tonight and I cannot wait for it to come. This will probably be up there with Ignite for album of the year for me.
life is gawbage
22,796 Posts

oh shit

I followed that link

and they have the whole ruined EP streaming on that

this shit owns

4,472 Posts
This album makes me want to kill people in the most violent way possible.
I have no legs!
8,931 Posts
i need this
FTW Champion
20,619 Posts
Stop gaying up this thread.
east bay grease
68,058 Posts
this band sounds fucking great. I just ordered the album.
killin it
122 Posts
Originally posted by: mr. edward gein

this band kills. they hate the human race so much.

seriously i can't get enough of this band!
they were absolutely amazing last time i saw them..
righh righh
3,411 Posts
Just finished downloading.

I haven't been this impressed with a cd in months.

Great shit.
I have no legs!
2 Posts
I think I may need 2 purchace this cd.....yes puchace defiatly purchase

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