Monday 6 February 2012


RITUALS are an Atmospheric Sludge/Post-Metal Band from Phoenix, Arizona, USA

The members are:

B. Garrabrants
G. Colson
B. Wissman
A. Rich
J. Regan

RITUALS play a hard-hitting blend of Atmospheric Sludge Metal with heavy pounding Post-Metal riffs. If you’re into ISIS, Neurosis, Cult of Luna then check out the new band to throw their hat into the Sludge/Post-Metal ring.

RITUALS are a band who has been going since 2010. And for a newish band they play some brilliant Sludge/Post-Metal riffs with a brilliant angry loud streak to their music. Adding some fine Crust Punk to proceedings as well – RITUALS are a band that is going places.

They are going to release their brilliant S/T debut album in March 2012 on Vinyl which is being limited to 1000 copies. But the band has kindly given CVLT Nation permission to give it away for free from here.

So what do you get on RITUALS outstanding debut album. Well what you get is probably one of 2012’s best Sludge/Post-Metal albums released so far.

This is a 5-song 45 minute epic album of superb Sludge/Post-Metal riffs with a bleak atmosphere running through its core. But the band does add some beautiful atmospheric Post-Rock passages into their music.

Especially on tracks like “Kubler-Ross model” and “It was all very sudden”. But the guys are in the business of playing heavy pounding Sludge/Post-Metal riffs to astound the listener with. RITUALS succeed on every level. The musicianship on show on this brilliant album is simply astonishing to listen to at times.

At times quiet, peaceful and majestic but then their underlying bleak of their Sludge/Post-Metal kick into full gear to pummel the listener into submission.

Brilliantly produced and played by all involved. This is an album that has come out of nowhere and is an example of how to do an Atmospheric Sludge/Post-Metal perfectly right. The pitch of this album is perfect through out. Brilliantly written. This is one of the strongest Sludge/Post-Metal debuts I have heard in a long, long time.

Whatever you do is get this album now for free. And then buy the Vinyl when it comes out in March 2012.

RITUALS are going to be a one of the major Sludge/Post-Metal Bands in years to come. They have proved with this release they have the talent and vision to go right to the top and stay there for the foreseeable future.

This album can be considered a brilliant release in the realm of Atmospheric Sludge/Post-Metal. It’s seriously that great and I implore you all to download this amazing album now. You need this album in your record collection.

If you want to buy this brilliant album on Vinyl. Link is here to pre-order.

Simply Unmissable Stuff and Highly Recommended.

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