Ritual killing are a band from Germany that plays a very tribal form of death/thrash metal and this is a review of their 2012 2012 album "New Tribe" which was released by Blacksmith Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with not much in the way of blast beats while mixing in some percussion playing at times, while the folk instruments when they are utilized bring a very tribal sound to t he music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine death, groove and thrash metal together to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars are very melodic and technical sounding thrash metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking to add more variety to the music.
Vocals are mostly deep death/thrash metal growls with some shouts being thrown into the music at times as well as a brief use of high pitched screams and spoken word parts, while the lyrics cover the corruption of the world, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Ritual Killing are a very great sounding hybrid of death, groove and thrash metal with a tribal edge and if you are a fan of t his musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Liar" "My Owner" "Headhunter" and "Blood Cops". RECOMMENDED BUY.