Nomadic Rituals/Tome – Split (Self Released)


Two relatively new bands from Northern Ireland have come together to unleash this monstrous split vinyl onto an unsuspecting public. Nomadic Rituals released a full length “Holy Giants” last year which was well received and this one track “The Great Dying” is picking up where it left off. Its 2 minute intro of low subbedTwo relatively new bands from Northern Ireland have come together to unleash this monstrous split vinyl onto an unsuspecting public. Nomadic Rituals released a full length “Holy Giants” last year which was well received and this one track “The Great Dying” is picking up where it left off. Its 2 minute intro of low subbed droning, feedback and perhaps tortured demon screams is altogether unnerving and that is all before the first note is struck. A slow death march of a riff crawls along at a snails pace with the vocals of Craig which has an effect soaked howl and scream combination. After the mid way sub bass section a riff builds in a Hawkwind style manner, steeped in effects which builds to a double kick pattern with psychedelic fuzzed out solo and more torturous screams. This is a heavy 14 mins which has 3 very distinct sections, the time flies by and warrants several rotations, each time you will miss something there is that much going on. Tome weigh in on the other side of this split with “Bone Divinations” which is every bit as heavy as Nomadics but in a much more straightforward manner. A handful of bludgeoning […]

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