‘Weight, atmosphere and feeling’ – not Devo’s words, but those of Pulchra Morte. And also their reason for being. To bring back some oomph to extreme music. Mission accomplished. Because ‘Ex Rosa Ceremonia’ does just that. And then some. Here is a band that believes now is the time to create, not kill. And here’s a great line from their press release, ‘words like ‘influencer’ and ‘trending’ that are spoken instead of vomited, as they should be’. Now there’s a phrase a degree in English doesn’t teach. When we tell you then, that Pulchra Morte play deep, dark death metal, you’ll be prepared for the hell scraping and (on occasion) hissing vocals (especially ‘Fires Of Coil’). The discordant guitars slamming into your good self and clanging around your head, underpinned by a good deal of colossal drums will also come as no surprise. ‘The Archer And The Noose’, which is as moving as it is terrifying will, on the other hand, knock you off the sofa. What was that about weight, atmosphere and feeling? Pulchra Morte have it spot on.