Ritual 6

Release date: October 13th 2006
Label: Armageddon Music
Target (Denmark)

Thrash Metal

Rating: 50/100
Cover artwork rating: 25/100
Reviewed by:
Peter Laursen
September 29th 2006

Album number six from Agro formed in 1992 in South Africa .This is my first encounter with Agro who has sold more than 10,000 albums in South Africa alone and played concerts with bands like; Mortification, Shadowlord and Titus among others.

I have been listening to this brand new release called “Ritual 6” for more than a week now, but sadly nothing, except for track 9 “The Crimson Sea”, stands out. Agro plays well crafted Thrash Metal with a progressive edge and when I’m listening to this album I actually enjoy it… but as soon as the CD is done I remember absolutely nothing…except for track 9, “The Crimson Sea”, as mentioned above.

The album is well played and produced with a raw and forcing sound but the songs could have been a lot better in my humble opinion. Most of the melody comes from the guitars that sometimes create some great riffs but also some great guitar-solo’s… but sadly when the CD is done… I remember almost nothing.

And then we have the vocals… (Thrash/Death Metal vocals)… singer Cliff Crabb’s voice is getting a bit on my nerves. His vocals simply don’t do it for me… he’s too monotonous for my taste.

Okay maybe I’m being a hard-ass here… but the fact is that we got some good musicians and a few songs have fine guitar parts but the final result isn’t all that interesting.

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