Rituael are a band from Singapore that plays a very raw and old school form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 ep "Revelation 6:17".
A very dark sounding intro starts off the ep along with some thunder sounds as well as some melodic yet ritualistic chanting before going into a heavier musical direction while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies.
Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal s creams while the faster sections of the songs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs a more raw feeling along with the music being very heavily rooted in the 90's era as well as the tracks also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, clean playing can also be heard briefly and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and they close the ep with a very dark and disturbing sounding intro.
Rituael plays a style of black metal that is very raw, traditional and melodic sounding, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover dark and blasphemous themes.
In my opinion Rituael are a very great sounding raw and old school black metal b and and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "One Eye Dominate" and "Revelation 6:17". 8 out of 10.