Since the release of ‘Black River’ last year, I’ve been interested to hear a full body of work from Rituals ever since. Today is the day that the Edinburgh based band release their debut EP ‘Redeemer‘ on Skeleton Key Records and it has exceeded my expectations.
From the anxious, Wurlitzer-lead ‘Redeemer’ to a punkier, repetitive and somewhat demanding ‘Witching Hour’, Rituals debut EP is consistently haunting across its first half. ‘Marionette Moon’ is a colourful contrast in comparison before the EP loops back to the urgent, yet catchy track that is ‘Black River‘, a favourite of ours from last year.
‘Redeemer’ is an overall solid debut EP from Rituals with stand-out tracks such as ‘Redeemer’ and ‘Black River’ being obvious highlights. Otherwise, it’s coherent, gloomy, but even moderately perky throughout. Definitely intrigued to hear where Rituals will go from this next.