A very dark and heavy doom metal sound starts off the demo along with some melodic guitar leads while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the first track is all instrumental and on the second tracks death metal growls and screams are added onto the recording.
All of the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's along with all of the songs sounding like they could of easily been recorded and released during that time frame and on the second track the music speeds up briefly and also adds in a small amount of blast beats and the screams add in a touch of black metal and the riffs also bring in a great amount of dark sounding melodies and the song also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Excoriate plays a style of doom/death metal that is very heavily rooted in the early 90's while also adding in a touch of black metal, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover darkness, nightmares and death metal.
In my opinion Excoriate are a very great sounding old school mixture of doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Oh! Peaceful Derketa" and "Ghostly Stench Of Mortal Remains". 8 out of 10.