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hideously lame - 20%

Noktorn, September 17th, 2011

This fucking sucks.

It's not as though anyone takes Wurdulak seriously, and I don't even think they would even if Killjoy WASN'T involved, but in all honesty this is just so fucking lame I feel the need to express to it to the world. "Ceremony In Flames" makes me think of a band who wanted to do a "Deathcrush" knock-off with better production and playing but just stumpled into a latter-era Satyricon album instead with even more immature imagery. About half the material on here is really fucking tedious black-and-roll shit with rock drums, strummed riffs, and Killjoy just sort of puking all over everything with his typically weak, effete vocal performance, and the other half is composed of terrible reinterpretations of Dark Funeral tremolo riffs without a tenth of the passion or intensity. It's just awful.

Have you ever heard a production job which made you think the engineer responsible just knew that this was the sort of album to phone in? It's remarkably half-assed. It's as though the producer ALMOST bothered to try, but after an hour of tracking realized it would fall on deaf ears. It's sort of quiet and unassuming- the guitars have no real bite and the drums and vocals are soft and rounded off. It fits the music, which is equally tepid and worthless, mostly content to just stagger around a bunch of bland mid-paced passages which sound a great deal like if Six Feet Under was imitating black metal instead of death. In short, this has no redeeming qualities and shouldn't be listened to by anyone.

Nothing Killjoy has been involved with has ever been worth more than a cringe.