More deafening, ugly deathsludge straight outta Finland. This one was recommended by longtime IC buddy Nekromantis, who said rightly about the Musta Seremonia demo: "It's a very dark and doomy variant of the genre but still possesses a certain beauty and high pathos their peers didn't have."
Indeed. Rippikoulu formed in 1990, and released only this and one other demo before the death of their guitarist Marko Henriksson effectively put an end to the band in 1995. Seremonia is a much sought-after relic of the Finnish DM legacy, and was picked up, re-mastered, and reissued by Svart Records just last year. And they did a great job, as the newer version is a much more palatable version of the super-rough original tracks, without a bunch of live stuff or "bonus tracks" thrown in. Absolutely pummeling and evil on all fronts. Doubly recommended!
Purchase the 2010 Svart re-issue HERE
Finland looks hella cold.