Dark-Rites : “Welcome to Eternity” Digital 9th December 2018 Self Released. USA / UK / Swedish Death Metal band.
When talented musicians from different parts of the world join forces to bring a great band , it can’t be better.
They have made a brilliant album with each song being individually scripted. Even if some have a link to another , they have composed in a way the story of the lyrics is felt through the song. Some have blasting drums when some have melodic parts.
What is amazing to hear is for a Death Metal band they have lots of Thrash Metal influences gaining this band a must to love and spread. We could tell Dark Rites are the link in the early nineties when Thrash became Death. Yet they are recent!
Strong heavy powerful riffs , a growling compressed voice , melodic shreds they have it all to conquer the world. You will automatically love this band even if like me you are not such into Death Metal.
The cover artwork I received in the shape of a Tape one is amazing and sends you into a weird dream with all the colors. You are like hypnotised and need to have a deep look as you have impression to see different things depending on the first sight. A strong logo to catch up your eyes to know where you are going.
“Lying” , “Welcome to Eternity” , “No Longer Moving Forward”, “Fist Through the wall” … twelve tracks with intensity and different feelings. Influences are ranging from Pantera, Exodus , Testament, Dissection, Vomitory, In Flames, Carnal Forge, Death…
It is a kick ass journey and you will press play again and again. Just check a bit to blow your mind with pleasure :
So order this kick ass album from their bandcamp page and follow them. I must say I’m impressed by the powerful sound as the compositions, they have released a masterpiece in the genre that defies all the top bands and can easily get onto the higher shelf. A brilliant digital piece to own without a doubt 100/100.