Riti Occulti are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of atmospheric occult black metal and stoner/doom metal and this is a review of their self titled 2012 album which was released by Epirodome Records.
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats, while the synths bring a very atmospheric sound to the music while adding in sound effects that bring a psychedelic feeling to the music as well as a brief use of ethnic sounding instruments being utilized on a couple of songs , as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that brings a 70's stoner rock/metal feeling to the music.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced atmospheric black metal riffs that combine stoner/doom metal influences in the riffing while style mostly utilizing a dark occult atmosphere to the music and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to bring a ritualistic and ethnic sound to the music.
Vocals are mostly high pitched and grim sounding black metal screams with some spoken word elements, and clean singing female vocals being utilized at times, while the lyrics cover Occultism, Darkness, and Depression themes, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound to it while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Riti Occulti are a very great sounding hybrid of atmospheric occult black metal and stoner/doom metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "It's All Grey" "I am Nobody" and "Desert Of Soul". RECOMMENDED BUY.