Ritual - Ritual

Year of Release: 2004
Label: Tempus Fugit
Catalog Number: TF VO 13
Format: CD
Total Time: 00:00:00

This self-titled disc is the first work from the Swedish prog band, Ritual, published by the French label Musea in 1995. Now, thanks to Tempus Fugit*, the album has been reissued with a more complete booklet and has been remastered.

For those of you who appreciated Think Like A Mountain and didn't listen to this one, you will surely like this release, because has the same peculiarities and a more fresh approach in the songwriting. A particular style prog rock with an important folk influence and catchy refrains.

The band grabs the best sides of the great groups of the Seventies like Yes and Gentle Giant and then rearranges these elements with their own taste, following the roots of its country.

Patrick Lundstr?m's voice fits perfectly to this kind of style, even better than on the last two Kaipa albums, where, however, he does amazing work.

The track I enjoyed the most was "Solitary Man," with a great piano melody on it. Let me know what you think of it!

* Released via InsideOut Music America in North America, and distributed by InsideOut Germany in Europe
Wingspread / The Way Of Things / Typhoons Decide / A Little More Like Me Solitary Man / Life Has Just Begun / Dependence Day / Seasong For The Moominpappa / You Can Never Tell / Big Black Secret / Power Place

Patrick Lundstr?m ? vocals, electric and acoustic guitars
Jon Gamble ? keyboards, harmonica, vocals
Fredrik Lindqvist ? bass, mandola, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, recorders, vocals
Johan Nordgren ? drums, percussion, mallets, jews-harp, vocals

Ritual (1995/2004)
Ritual (1996) (Japanese version)
Did I Go Wrong (ep) (1999)
Superb Birth (1999/2000)
Think Like A Mountain (2003)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin SE

Added: February 23rd 2004
Reviewer: Davide Guidone
Artist website: www.ritual.se
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Language: english


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