Formed in 2003, Italy's UNCTORIS have long been an outsider band for true outsiders. Their releases over those many years are sparse and sporadic, but they've justifiably earned an infamous reputation in their homeland for being real maniacs; ask any seasoned underground black/death band who've had the rare opportunity to play with UNCTORIS. But, extracurricular actions or none, it's their music which has unsettled and stratified with total compunction: weird & wild black/death METAL malformed beyond belief, where one never quite knows what's coming next...or whether the current riff is gonna hammer away into infinity. Verily, UNCTORIS make musick for themselves only. Poignant, pus-filled proof can be found with their LONG-awaited debut album, Shout Demise. Much like the record's quizzical title itself, UNCTORIS' multi-tentacled attack here makes total sense because it makes NO SENSE by systematically destroying those senses with brittle and bitter shards of the crudest black metal and most ancient death metal and even undigested doom. It's simultaneously tension-inducing and massively mesmerizing, as endless catacombs of sound are explored and then defiled with devilish intent. Naturally, domestic legends like Mortuary Drape and even Death SS are touchstones, but more so are the cult likes of Morbid Upheaval and Goatfire. We can also mention the mind-mangling likes of Canada's Lust, early Lugubrum, and current labelmates MALGOTH and TYRANNIC - but really, Shout Demise is wholly its own insane experience. If you are a false, do not entry UNCTORIS' Shout Demise!