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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.15 | 288 ratings

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5 stars Here it is... My first review is coming for "Ritual"... In my opinion, the more solid album from Nemrud. Undoubetly JOTS contains some of the Nemrud's classics but, in general, I think Ritual works better as a whole and, Nemrud, a prog-rock band from Istanbul, builds its own "music suits with concept" wall in 21st century prog era. Here, there are some well done dramatic scenes all along the record, a great rhythmic work, nice harmonic progressions led by the guitar and a solidness in the composition which is obvious on "In my Mind".

"Ritual" is just a classic. Plain and simple. Listeners should pick this work to pieces over a number of pages and still not do it the justice it deserves in any review. Nemrud tell of an epic struggle between good and evil in this masterpiece. Chapter by chapter your attention will never falter. Nemrud had almost certainly mastered the art of telling stories with music, although much of the lyrics are clearly closer to poetry than prose.

I can hear this record on and on from start to end and I never get tired or bored of it. Ritual is a gem of progressive rock, and one of the best albums this band ever recorded.

Octane | 5/5 |


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