Hailing from Mexico City, Ritualz‘s sound is an unlikely marriage of genres, something that you’d never think would work but it does, and very fucking well too. A merciless blend of black metal vocals, noise, rave synths and hip hop beats, he has been getting a lot of attention lately, especially with the use of that hipster-y triple crosses logo †‡† which I nearly overdosed on – they’re everywhere. Gimmicky logos aside, the music speaks for itself: its dance music essentially, dance music for the dead, trance synths burning in a hellish athmosphere, cuts of digitalized double bass pedal at full speed and eerie badass hip hop vocals interchanged with dark growls.
[Ritualz - Heat]
[Ritualz - Bodie]
[Ritualz - Ghetto Ass Witch (feat Gvcci Hvcci)]
[Ritualz - Laguna]
Upcoming release via Robot Elephant Records is the much hyped split EP with New York’s Fostercare which is coming out 5th September. (Anything on Robot Elephant Records is a winner to me, this was since I discovered Raw Moans via the label last year.)