Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rites of thy Degringolade/Portal - Our Dreadfull Sphere / The Sweyy

A somewhat strangely formatted split LP between Swamp alumni Portal and Canadians Rites of Thy Degringolade, and certainly a mouthful of a title. Portal, as you may know, are one of the most esoteric and bizarre-sounding death metal bands currently operating. Rites of Thy Degringolade, whom I know only from this split, seem to play a more straightforward style but offset this by having a different vocalist on each of their tracks - an interesting strategy, but their contribution simply doesn't hold the same faceless menace as the Portal side, which was soon released as a free-standing EP with live bonus tracks, also included here.
Drones Of Inequity
Servile Of The Manors Steer
Knell Of Antiquate Tide


  1. I strongly advise checking out the subsequent Rites Of Thy Degringolade releases. They really do pick up a lot. Also worth checking out are Warmarch, who came after Rites... split, and Weapon who conatin their drummer. ALL excellent.

  2. I just discovered your blog yesterday, and although I haven't had a chance to thoroughly explore it, I wanted to thank you for what you are doing here. If you have helped to introduce even one soul to H.P. Lovecraft, which you no doubt have, then you are doing a great service to humanity. I run a blog also called Digital Meltd0wn @ http://digitalmeltd0wn.blogspot.com I thought you might be interested in some of the Lovecraft material I have posted there. Although my primary focus is music, in October of '08 I posted a massive collection of Lovecraft audiobooks, graphic novels/comic books, e-books, etc. Most of the links should still be active, but if you run into any that aren't I would be more than happy to fix them. Again, thank you for what you're doing here. I look forward to exploring your site in depth as soon as I have the time. Take care.

  3. Forgot to say, if you need links to any more Rites stuff, gimme a holler!

    EVERYTHING by Weapon, bar the new record, can be found here - http://www.mediafire.com/?n4yccsf5mf9pcd3

  4. Zero - thank you for the kind words, I will certainly examine your blog at length, time permitting.

    Thing - thanks for the heads up. Good stuff.


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