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Review: Inkvisitor - Dark Arts of Sanguine Rituals
Dark Arts of Sanguine Rituals

Label: Independent
Year released: 2018
Duration: 49:57
Tracks: 11
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: September 21, 2023
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 3.56/5 (71.11%) (18 Votes)

I can’t help but think of the Inkscape graphics software when I see this band’s name. This is the only Inkvisitor album I’ve heard and apparently there was a change of sound from their previous work. Hopefully it wasn’t considered to be for the best as I found the album kind of a chore to get through. It’s the vocals that I find especially annoying, a bit too yappy and Anselmo-esque for my taste, and it’s just not something I can tune out. Some vocal lines come off better here and there, so it’s not all bad, but for the most part at times I wished I was listening to an instrumental. Musically they’re a bit all over the place in the thrash realm and the album isn’t all that cohesive, so "as an album," I don’t like it much, but there are a few good songs here and there and some riffs and solos really grabbed my attention. I’m typing this as the singer is letting one another croaky scream and I think I’m going to stop right there. ;)

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