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Review: Bloody Brotherhood - Ritual of Blood
Bloody Brotherhood
Ritual of Blood

Label: Independent
Year released: 2015
Duration: 36:27
Tracks: 8
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: July 29, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Ritual of Blood

Rated 3.69/5 (73.85%) (13 Votes)

Bloody Brotherhood is a clever name for a Metal band, isn't it? Happily, there's more than just a cool name. These Spanish Metal warriors know a thing or two about all kinds of zombies and death-reeking, heavy brutality. Ritual of Blood was independently released in January 2015 and there's a lot of appeal in their raw, simple and mostly fast-paced old school Death Metal. Drummer Hammer (ha ha, what a fitting nickname indeed) obviously wants to keep the tempo up all the time while his band mates try to throw in a few slower breaks and weepy melody lines for the sake of variety. Guitarists Baalzemon Phobos and Nargalu split vocal duties with one (I cannot really tell which is which, sorry) using a shrieking style while the other uses more growls (and reminding me of Kelly Montico of defunct Canadian Industrial Death Metallers Inner Thought). Both styles synchronize well, I must say. Bloody Botherhood's stripped-down Death Metal is quite appealing in many ways. It is not stuffed with hundreds of little things and it has lots of space to breathe freely. In a way, they remind me of Finland's Nerlich, especially their early days and they do justice to "Infernal Death," which is a cover of a Death song, as most of you should know.  

Ritual of Blood is good proof that talented Death Metal bands can do everything using a DIY method and getting signed to a label nowadays doesn't mean a shit. It is no indicator of true talent.

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