New Mexico's solo project Void Ritual has returned with a new recording which continues the raw and hateful style of black metal from previous releases and this is a review of his 2018 album "Death is Peace" which will be released in August by Ipos Music.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction while the faster sections of the songs also utilize a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music a more raw feeling along with the vocals being mostly high pitched black metal screams.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them along with a couple of the tracks being long and epic in length as well as adding in a great amount of second wave influences but also sounding modern at the same time and as the album progresses melodic riffing and synths are added into certain sections of the recording.
Void Ritual creates another recording that remains true to the raw and hateful style of black metal from previous releases, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover loss, extreme anxiety and depression 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 "Given Unto The Water" and "In The Depths". 8 out of 10.