Rites To Sedition are a band from North Carolina that plays a very triumphant and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Ancestral Blood".
Atmospheric soundscapes start off the album along with a sci-fi atmospheric before going into a heavier direction which also introduces melodic guitar leads onto the recording while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of blast beats as well as the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams.
A great amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing while the keyboards when they are utilized give the songs more of an epic atmosphere along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When tremolo picking is utilized it gives the songs a more raw feeling and as the album progresses a small amount of death metal growls can also be heard and one of the intros also gives the music more of a ritualistic edge while one track also introduces clean playing onto the recording, the bonus track also brings in elements of classical music.
Rites To Sedition plays a style of black metal that is very raw, melodic and epic sounding, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Human Origins, Occultism, Ancient Sorcery, Lost Continents, Mythology, Mysticism, Alien Visitation and Ancient Mystery themes.
In my opinion Rites To Sedition are a very great sounding triumphant and epic sounding black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Waveform 66" "The Moon Titan Phylon" "Sorcerers Of Atlantis" and "The Golden Age of Saturnia". 8/5 out of 10.