Viles Vitae are a band from Portugal that plays a very ritualistic form of black metal and this is a review of their ep "IV" which will be released in 2017 by Caverna Abismal Records.
Atmospheric drones start off the ep along with some distorted sounds and drums a few seconds later which also leads up to a more dark, heavy and melodic sound and the vocals are mostly high pitched yet grim black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
During the faster sections of the music a decent amount of tremolo picking is utilized which also gives the recording more of a raw black metal feeling and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the tracks.
When spoken word parts and nature sounds are utilized it gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling and the riffs also use a decent amount of melody and there is also a brief use of demonic vocals and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the last song also adds in a touch of experimental noise before getting heavier while also mixing in a brief use of melodic chants.
Viles Vatae plays a style of black metal that is very heavy, raw, atmospheric and ritualistic sounding, the production sounds very powerful yet dark at the same time while the lyrics cover Occultism and Ritual Magick themes.
In my opinion Vile Vatae are a very great sounding raw, atmospheric and ritualistic black metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Source Life Extinction" and "Theorie Of Deconstruction". 8/5 out of 10.