What follows is also pretty interesting. This Mexican duo roams in the regions of occult, punk and thrash induced black metal, focusing on strong riffs and well varied drums. Haunting blackened screams provide that typical eerie atmosphere. So in a way, we're listening to quite typical black metal, resulting in decent songs like 'Spiritual War' or 'Dreaming Into The Eternal Forest'. I admit, at times it sounds a little chaotic but that only adds to the mystique I guess.
However, there are some fascinating elements in this music. For starters, 'Black Bird' is an amazing song, mainly quite slow but nonetheless intense. It drives on elementary but almost hypnotic riffs and energetic percussion. It shows a bit of the depressive black metal wave that seems to have influenced Black Lord. 'Moonlight' even goes a bit further in that area. Besides, I love the bizarre solos in some of these songs and I think the outro is epic.
In all, 'Black Ritual Forest' is an excellent debut from this Mexican duo. When I was checking them out I noticed that another album is coming up and I'm quite curious about that. This music is a mix of typical and non-typical black metal but in no way comes near the recent post-black wave. That alone could be an interesting element and influence to a new wave of the genre.