Nui­sance Of Ma­jor­ity

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Albums - CON­NIE GOR­DON

SAV­AGE RIT­UAL

TOANOL/BRO­KEN SI­LENCE GER­MAN NOISE-MAK­ERS KICK SEV­ERAL SHADES OF SHIT OUT OF THE SPEAK­ERS Even though these Ger­mans are com­bin­ing dis­parate el­e­ments like death’n’roll, 70s metal, desert rock, ‘holy ter­ror’ and tough-guy hard­core, the clunki­est thing about them is their moniker. Sav­age Rit­ual is their fourth of­fer­ing in 15 years and of­fers smooth and seam­less tran­si­tions amongst the afore­men­tioned el­e­ments. One minute, the sounds are of In­tegrity’s caus­tic tex­tures trad­ing blows with Madball’s knuckle-drag, as on the ti­tle track, then it’s all about Con­verge-like trill riffs bounced off in­fec­tious chord pro­gres­sions and Vol­beat-es­que vo­cal pat­terns ( Time Travel Pro­to­col) be­fore Motör­head mud-wres­tles with

The Dead Boys ( 16 Valve Year). NOM are sonic chameleons who sway like a pen­du­lum with­out the jagged alien­ation of an overly tech­ni­cal band cob­bling to­gether a mil­lion notes into a thou­sand riffs. A var­ied but invit­ing lis­ten­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

FOR FANS OF: EN­TOMBED, DANZIG,

IN­TEGRITY

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