Ritual Suicide are a band from Ukraine that plays a very raw and vampyric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Nocturnal Haematolagnia" which will be released in October by Esfinge de la Calavera.
A very dark, heavy and distorted sound starts off the album while dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing. A great portion of the tracks a re very long and epic in length and with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a decent amount of blast beats.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw feeling while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with one track also adding in some first wave and thrash metal elements onto the recording.
The songs also add in some influence from the 90's era of French and Eastern European black metal along with one track also introducing spoken word parts onto the recording as well as all of the music sticking to a heavier direction and the album also closes with an instrumental. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Vampirism, Lycanthropy, Bloody Rituals, Haunted and Abandoned Places.
In my opinion Ritual Suicide are a very great sounding raw and vampyric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genres, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ordination of Masochistic Souls" "Satiating the Blood Crazed Nymph" "Nocturnal Haematolagnia". 8 out of 10.