ZENИTH – RitualPosted: April 24, 2013
Even if it wears the dark cloak of the occult and the undiscovered, the 66-minute release from a Toulouse based duo ZENИTH allows for a ray of light to seep in through the dark clouds and into the guitar-based ambient oblivion. Heavily reverbed, often ritual-like (as the title implies), deeply atmospheric, rolling slowly over your head like the slowly coming storm that never hits with its full force, but passes through, while still making a statement with its distant thunders and barely noticeable lightnings. “Ritual” plays like an almost acoustic, more ambiental side of a black metal band. Good stuff for pagan meditation deep in the woods.