This is Ancient Rites first CD and it is good. It is probably their
fastest and roughest material. In the beginning Gunther's vocals were
deeper, almost deathly one could say (as opposed to the ever familiar black
metal rasp). Deathly black metal sort of on one gear but it does prove to be
quite enjoyable. There is an old school vibe that surfaces to the top which
adds to the interest level (at least in my case). Best songs are 'Death
Messiah' and 'Assyrian Empire'.
© 1999 malphas