Full Moon Ritual are a band from Italy that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Emperor Of the Age of Disorder".
A very dark, raw and old school black metal sound starts off the album along with some powerful bass lines and grim screams and the band sticks to a slower style in the beginning and on the later tracks the band starts to speed up and add in blast beats as well as a style of black metal that is true to the 90's tradition of the genre.
There is a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts present throughout the recording along with a small amount of melodic guitar leads that are kind of mixed down low in the mix and you can also hear a decent amount of melody in some of the guitar riffing while th e main focus remains of power chords and fast tremolo picking.
As the album progresses clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording on a couple of the tracks along with a brief acoustic instrumental piece as well as each song sounding different from each other while also remaining true to a pure form of black metal at all times and the band also ignores all of the modern trends that have watered down black metal over the years creating a sound that is very raw and pure.
Full Moon Ritual remain true to a raw and old school style of black metal throughout the recording creating an album that has a lot of the best element s of the 90's side of the genre, the production sounds very dark, raw and old school while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Full Moon Ritual and if you are a fan of raw and old school black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Blood Of Truth" "Frozen Ground" and "Spirits Lurk in Darkness For Eternity". 8 out of 10.