Country: Poland
Title: Threads
Label: Independent
Year: 2018
Style: Black Metal

Unfortunately Polish duo Mystic Rites isn't the most productive around since the previous release to this one, the Grin as the Jewel Kingdom Falls EP is dated 2014 featuring 5 tracks. The new EP, Threads is made of only 2 tracks, very long indeed (17 minutes of playing time), but still only 2. I'm not sure where they are heading musically speaking since what we get here is a mix of Norwegian (second or even third wave) Black Metal with plenty of Death Metal influences, but also with a huge dose of that Doom Black Metal we hear more often nowadays, with serious emphasis and space for building the atmosphere, which not many will have the patience for. When they are getting to the brutal part Mystic Rites' music sounds really rancid, decaying, especially because of those vomiting vocals of Nebiros, but to get to those parts you'll have to enjoy or endure (depending on the case) a few minutes of synth/effects based thrilling atmospheres. Interesting new material, I hope they start working more intensively on new material and maybe followup with something pretty soon.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 7.5/10