Band – Anti Ritual
Album – Expel The Leeches
Country of Origin – Denmark
Genre – Blackened Hardcore
Release Date – 10/29/2021
Label – Indisciplinarian
Author – Hayduke X
Expel The Leeches is incredibly pissed off. Raging vocals punch over white-hot blackened tremolo riffs over driving artillery percussion. Each song calls with the urgency of impending action. Lyrically, Anti Ritual speak to the rising wave of fascism (in opposition, of course), the environmental catastrophe we have collectively caused, the oppression of capitalism, and more. In other words, they have every right to be incredibly pissed off. We all do.
Back in 2014, Anti Ritual released a self-titled debut EP. I remember taking note then, but don’t believe I reviewed it (Google agrees). This time around, I’m absolutely compelled to write some words. Expel The Leeches is an anti-oppression bulldozer of epic proportions. Nikolaj Borg (drums) drives the troops ever forward into battle. K.B. Larsen (bass) adds power and panache to the artillery. Jacob Krogholt (guitars) rends asunder the enemy with sharp riffs. Marco Malcorps (vocals) barks the orders, calling forth the reasons for the attack.
Consider these twelve tracks your marching orders. Off to the front lines!
Biography: Hayduke X has been writing for MoshPitNation since June of 2016. He is also a contributor to The Metal Wanderlust. Prior to joining the MoshPitNation team, Hayduke published reviews on his own blog Rage and Frustration. In addition, he has DJ’ed an online metal radio show of the same name as his blog, written for TOmetal.com, done interviews for Metal Rules, and collaborated with The Art of B Productions to create video interviews with a wide variety of bands.