Chuck Schuldiner Project

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Rituals is a pretty trippy metal band in a similar vein to bands like... oh wait no... there are no bands quite like this one. They have a sound that is wholly unique, and wholly their own, and that is really cool. Rituals is a band that proves there still is new stuff to be done in metal. The guitar work is pretty simple, almost dronish, but it gives off a very nice ambient vibe, and the solos are rather tasty. The bass work is pretty straightforward and adds a lot to the drone feel of the tracks, which is pretty cool. I have to say that the drums upset me a bit, the repeated fills are a bit much and I think the tracks could do with a tad more variety there. The keyboards really help to fill out the ambinet sound with all sorts of great atmospheric bits. Finally we have the vocals which have a trippy 60s psychedelia vibe which is VERY cool. Overall, Rituals is an excellent band and unlike anything you've ever heard before, go check 'em out!

1 comment:

  1. Your review intrigued me so I went and found them on Facebook...btw a link would have been good ( for anyone who's curious but too lazy to look on your own). They're definitely different but I don't know that I agree with the whole "60s psychedelia vibe" thing. Whatever though they have a new fan.