Purulent Ritesand is considered death metal. This music is really, really slow. It's not really that bad though. The slowness on some of the songs, like the first and second song combined with the atmospheric like guitar riffs leaves a dark feeling. Talk about tone color. This tape is dark and mysterious. The guitar is really turned down, and the bass is like really loud, which is kind of unusual. The drumming is the best part of this album though. Where the bass and guitars are soft and slow, the drummer maintains a steady beat while throwing in some killer drum fills. If you can get by the real slowness of this album, there is actually a lot to appreciate. It is very melodic like, while dark at the same time. If you want to relax, but still feel evil, this album is for you.
Review by Paul Caravasi