RR05 Rituals - Rituals

Formed in Arizona during the latter half of 2010, Rituals is a five-piece band from Phoenix that combines elements of doom, post-metal, and post-rock to create an atmosphere of complete and utter despair.  The band's beautiful symphonies never cease to collapse under the incredible weight of intense human suffering in what can only be described as a truly cathartic musical experience.

On February 15, 2012, Rituals released their self-titled debut full-length album on vinyl through Replenish Records.  100% of the proceeds from the digital downloads of the album will be donated to Boxer Luv Rescue at http://www.boxerluv.org in order to help give new life to homeless Boxers in need in and around Phoenix, Arizona.

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[ Test | Black | 10 ]
[ 1 | Black with 18x24 Poster | 900 ]
[ 1 | Glow In The Dark with 18x24 Poster | 100 ]


#4 on CVLT Nation's Top 6 Sludge Albums of 2012

"Ride an illuminated emotional tidal wave through ancient pueblo ruins, all the way to the unknown spirits of humanity. Honestly, this record is fucking amazing for a debut – some bands never make a record like this in their whole career. What impresses me about Rituals is how they have written an album with so much depth. The guitar playing on this speaks a language of beauty and sorrow all its own. As a unit, you can hear their confidence, and that it’s important for them to create music that quakes you to your bones. Every song on this album is a huge intergalactic melodic ride into space. Rituals manifests the kind of sonic energy that is perfect for their singer let out his inner self. This is an album that the whole fucking universe needs to hear, because once these songs melt into your skin, you will be hooked."  CVLT Nation

“I cannot begin to spell out the amount of fervor and energy that await virgin listeners to Rituals. This self-titled debut is a power-house of emotion, leaning equally on melody as primordial aggression. The vocals seethe wretchedly between moments of sonic psychedelia and pummeling doom, and the track arrangement carries the album seamlessly, but be patient most songs run in upwards of ten minutes. If you are a listener that tends to shy away from lengthy songs, here is the record that will change your mind. In my opinion, Rituals have orchestrated these massive songs in such a way that allow time to disappear. The albums run-time of forty minutes vanishes in what seems a quarter of the time. I applaud this to great song writing and genius arrangements.”  Heavy Planet