With slow, but solid rhythms, each and every musical aspect on this album converge to something beautiful and different, with all instruments perfectly aligned together, to deliver a fully great and unthinkable masterpiece. Like most works on the genre, what highlights mostly on the musical atmosphere is vocals and guitar, and, while they fully complement each other very well, the drums and the bass achieve a singular level of completeness, that profoundly aggregates a very solid coherence to the sound, as a whole.
While the sound, in some parts, is somewhat uniform, and directed by a basic stylish underline identity, Ancient Rites manages to be a fully magnificent album. Perfectly scored, and astoundingly crafted at the basis of a true genuine musical sphere, the rude guitar lines, and the slow moving melodies tear apart every condescending molecule of replaced detachment that may exist in the genre. Nonetheless, they fully captivate a sonorous rapture, energized by a stream of perfectly created harmonies, that aligns the precise cohesion of abrasive rhythms with lucid and vigorous melodies, which makes this album a gracious and genuine masterpiece, from the beginning until the very end. And still, you will not believe how beautiful, amazing, striking and powerfully spirited this album really is.
The general atmosphere of the album is a marvelous spectacle. While at the very beginning you can feel the shadows of a more sinister world driving your mind to consecrate a lucid rhetoric of unbound sincerity designed to reverse the sensibility of your soul, the album rapidly becomes a beautiful course of detonating rock’n’roll, led by a purely traditional reverberation of uncompromised heaviness, objectivism and liberation.
A marvelous album, profound, brave and severe, with an integral metabolism of sound fully committed to a genuine heaviness – exhilarated by a formidable atmosphere of authentic sensitivity –, Ancient Rites is a unique masterpiece. Impossible not to like this album, here, a perfectly arranged and efficient musical technique is fully aligned with an astounding level of creativity. The result, evidently, couldn’t be other than a fully consecrated masterpiece, that has all the potential to conquer the underground with the unimaginable flame of amazingly talented musicians. Ancient Rites is a very peculiar album, a great and undeniable piece of higher art. You will not find any other album, like this one!