Misanthropic Rituals are a solo project from New Jersey that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of his self released 2017 album "Human Dirt".
Heavy guitar riffs start off the album along with some singing and thunder in the background before adding in some melodies while the solos and leads are also done in a very dark yet melodic fashion and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking can be head which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Blast beats can also be heard during the faster sections off the songs while the vocals are a mixture of both deep and high pitched black metal screams and melodic vocals are also used briefly along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and acoustic guitars are also used briefly.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while a couple of tracks are long and epic in length and the music also brings in a great amount of 90's second wave influences as well as having a modern atmosphere at times and clean electric and acoustic guitars are also used briefly.
Misanthropic Rituals plays a style of black metal that is very raw while also being a little bit more different than most bands of the genre, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness, nature and misanthropic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Misanthropic Rituals and if you are a fan of raw black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Coming Storm" and "Serenity-In A Death Filled Paradise". 8 out of 10.