Alberta, Canada's Rites Of Thy Degringolade have returned with a new recording which continues their mixture of black, war and death metal as w ell as getting more progressive and dissonant this time around and this is a review of their 2018 album "The Blade Philosophical" which will be released in March by Nuclear War Now! Productions.
A very dark yet melodic sound starts off the album along with some heavy riffing and spoken vocals a few seconds later while the faster sections of the songs utilize a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the songs a more raw feeling along with some grim black metal screams.
A great amount of death metal elements can also be heard in the music while the fast sections of the songs are very heavily rooted in war metal along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, synths can also be heard briefly and the solos and leads bring in more of a technical and old school style.
Throughout the recording a great amount of dissonant structures can also be heard in the guitar riffing while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them along with a great portion of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as a brief use of growls and on the closing track a brief use of melodic vocals can also be heard.
On this recording Rites Of Thy Degrinogolade expands on their mixture of black, war and death metal by adding in more technical, progressive and dissonant structures, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, occultism and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Rites Of Thy Degrinogolade and if you are a fan of war and dissonant black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Blade Philosophical" and "The Final Laceration". 8/2 out of 10.