Tuesday 21 January 2020

ALBUM REVIEW: Ryte, "Ryte"

By: Peter Morsellino

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: 17/01/2020
Label: Heavy Psych Sounds

“Ryte” CD//DD//LP track listing:

1). Raging Mammoth
2). Shaking Pyramid
3). Monolith
4). Invaders

The Review

Who's got the funk?  Ryte's got the funk.  And these fast rising stars of Psychedelia are willing to share it with you on their self titled debut.  With bone rattling grooves and an ear for the cosmos, Ryte is going on a trip and they're taking you with them.

Across the albums forty minute listening time, the thunderous grooves are prevalent.  Bass is the driving force behind this band. Psychedelic jams abound in a swirling sea of galactic jelly, drums shift from earth shaking to swinging, while that funky ass bass keeps you dancing.  Couple that with some of the best used gratuitous wah wah guitars this side of a porno, and you have some killer, trippy acid grooves.

Ryte begins its debut with the rumbling “Raging Mammoth”. With bouncy seventies style riffing and guitar licks to put a smile on any hippies face, this track quickly melds into an all out stoner romp. It’ll have you moving the whole time.

“Shaking Pyramid” starts off as a solid acid rock jam. The groove is good, beat is hard, good stuff. And then they take it in a whole new direction. That bass, those drums.  What am I listening to?  Whatever it is I'm happy to say I love it.

“Monolith” brings us right back to that hammering pace.  Stoner riffs abound as the drums and bass pound out that groove that Ryte just refuse to let go of.  Vocals are introduced into the mix as haunting cries from within the void, creating a surprising but very welcome effect.

We close things out with “Invaders”. A trippy trek through time and space.  Another great funky bass and drum combo kicks in while a hypnotic guitar tries to take complete control of the listener. Let it take you, dear reader, let it compel you to dance.

In a world progressively losing its mind, Ryte offers up some simple pleasures.  A chance to shed the weight of life and have some fun. This is a good time record, whether odds used to enhance them or start them up. Ryte being the funk and they bring it well.

“Ryte” is available HERE

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