Track two, Ritual: This is just excellent onslaught of metallic hardcore that can stand alongside all the greats I grew up with, and among the best of those who are still in the game today. Bloodpact, the next one, proves itself as the most varied and technical of the bunch, and the hardcore elements they draw from here are quite satisfying, as is the guitar solo and poignant lyrics. This is my favorite on the record.
For the final song, Kevin's voice imparts a brutally honest proclamation... "I refuse to be trapped by a failed tradition!" The sincerity is striking. Epilogue of a Possession has some unique variation to the Old Wounds sound, with a tiny bit of clean singing and spoken word, and a fairly long length as well.
Hot pink: 150
Blood red: 250