A review from Visual Uproar magazine 1991
"The air is thick with the sound of rancid decay. Gore encrusted rifts meld into noise terrorism as CEASE TO EXIST, Auckland's seminal engine of aural disease and sonic suffocation threatens to swallow the whole of my living room. A crushing mass of morbid rifts, tormented, inhuman vocals and masterful rhythmic properties seeps from my speakers in one almighty death grind. Songs such as "Hatred Remains", "A Child Suffers" and "Human Insanity" unleash the sort of brutal sound barrage that should not be, but most definitely is. Brendan's (no last name) vocal belchings arent mock ghoulishness, but lacerating grunge vomit of somebody who has tapped into a direct conduit for blood-lust. His lyrics are spewed forth in a true Chuck Schuldiner tradition (ie bleeding-bodies raped, sheltering-cruelties bliss, cancerous-corporate fear, confession-innocence brave, from "Hatred Remains").
And if you listen to the 4th track on the demo (which is a sort of semi industrial instrumental called "Paths of the Dead") through your walkman headphones, he'll definitely fuck with your mind. The playing is tight and the overall sound quality is really, pretty good considering the state of many demos recorded on four tracks. Watch for CEASE TO EXIST playing live soon."