Coffin Texts The Tomb of Infinite Ritual

Coffin Texts The Tomb of Infinite Ritual
Back in 2000, L.A.'s Coffin Texts released one album on doomed-from-the-start Dwell Records. Twelve years later, they're back with album number two. Not exactly fast tracking it to the big leagues, the band are clearly happy with just doing what they're doing on this album. And that is slow, sludge-y death metal that brings to mind Nile and Morbid Angel's more crawling, sluggish moments (see squeal-fest "Throne of Genocide" for the best example). The group have that side of death metal down, sounding just as good as any of the heavy hitters who regularly go low and slow. And when they speed it up to double-time or even grinding speeds, they prove they're just as capable on that side of things. Throw it all together with a solid production and it's like those 12 years never happened. This is a great comeback from an underrated death metal act. (Dark Descent)