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Review: Heritage - Ominous Ritus
Ominous Ritus

Label: Kill Again Records
Year released: 2017
Duration: 29:17
Tracks: 11
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: December 1, 2017
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4.6/5 (92%) (5 Votes)

Holy crap... It's always awesome to discover new Thrash Metal that have something special in their sound. This wild quartet from São Paulo, Brazil have plenty of that in their 11-track debut, Ominous Ritus. The band's all-out, aggressive and just thoroughly excellently played Thrash Metal is a mixture of both American and European influences; the riffing follows the Exodus/Heathen style of razor-sharp attacks while it's all spiced up with some of the rawness and brutality of the Kreator/Destruction world. The efficient riffing reminds me of the same roughness one can find from Exodus' classic Bonded by Blood. Even vocalist and guitarist Henrique "Ricky" Perestrelo manages to sound a lot like Mr. Baloff, with his harsh, shouted vocal delivery.

The mix of American and European Thrash comes through nicely in the songs, creating one hell of a Thrash inferno and just providing lots of enjoyment for every serious Thrash Metal sucker out there. There's simply nothing here to complain about. It all sounds fantastically convincing and is packed with tons of controlled energy bursts.

Ominous Ritus is, hands down, one of the top contenders to win 'The Best Thrash Metal Album Of 2017' on my personal list. Now Thrash or be trashed! \,,/

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