Burial Invocation exploded onto the underground scene when their debut EP Rituals Of The Grotesque, was released in early 2010. Coincidentally, this was the first release under the newly-formed Dark Descent Records banner. The initial pressing of this CD sold out quickly as the band's brand of doomy, crypt-dwelling death metal was as infectious as it was blistering. Mixing elements of Finnish death metal among other influences, Burial Invocation followed up the debut EP the next year with a well-received split 7-inch with Japan's Anatomia. This split, also released on Dark Descent Records, quickly sold out. The band eventually followed these releases with some memorable live appearances, including the initial version of Copenhagen's legendary Kill Town Death Fest.