Void Ritual are a solo project from New Mexico that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw and hateful form of black metal and this is a review of his 2017 album "Heretical Wisdom" which will be released in August as a joint effort between Tridroid Records and Throats Productions.
Clean guitar playing starts off the album and they also mix in with the heavier sections of the songs at times and once the grim black metal screams kick in the music goes into more of a fast and raw direction along with a great amount of blast beats.
During the faster sections of the songs the riffs use a great amount of tremolo picking and throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the vocals also getting very deep at times and a great amount of 90's second wave influences can be heard while also sounding very modern at the same time and the riffing also uses a decent amount of melody and melodic chants are added on the closing track.
Void Ritual plays a style of black metal on this recordin that is very aw and traditional sounding, the production sounds very raw yet powerful at the same time while the lyrics cover death, suffering, hatred and Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Void Ritual and if you are a fan of raw and hateful black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Flood" "Heretical Wisdom" and "Nachzehrer". 8 out of 10.