Rituais e Mantras do Medo is the debut full length from drone monsters Dead Procession. The album is only five songs long, with each song getting longer and longer as the release goes along, but what you get inside is some ambient drone. The droning doom that Dead Procession plays really is madness and provides you with a dark and abyssal atmosphere. That atmosphere that you feel and become subjected to really makes you feel isolated and shrouded in complete darkness. You can’t peel yourself away from the droning wall of buzzing madness, and there is no escaping the all encompassing darkness.
Once thrown into Rituais e Mantras do Medo you become engulfed in buzzing brain warping darkness. The amount of atmosphere that Dead Procession provides for you is massive and fills your head and your listening holes with plenty of buzzing to turn your brain to mush. Each song is heavily driven by the atmosphere which almost acts as its own entity entirely.
Rituais e Mantras do Medo is an interesting listen, one that takes you to the darkened planes of existence and leaves you there for your soul and your mind to wither. During the listen you become unaware at points as to where you are or could be and feel as though you are trapped within your own mind. Dead Procession provokes thoughts that may have been driven back into the dark recesses of your mind.
This release is haunting and stays with you even after you finish listening. The droning guitars and the rhythmic pounding of the drums that are almost tribal, coupled with the atmospheric keyboards makes for a spectral listen. Paired with the musicianship are wailing vocals that sound as though an apparition is trapped inside of the music waiting to escape.
The overall mood is melancholic and that mood-no matter which one you are in-immediately puts you in a state of mind that is a little unsettling. This record has a knack for making you feel slightly uncomfortable and unnerved. All of the droning madness really does make you mad, and all of the buzzing numbs the brain.
Rituais e Mantras do Medo covers you in mysticism and fills your head with haunting spectral voice and fills your heart with a heavy sorrow. The album is majestically dark, and calls you into the never ending void in which you will never crawl out of again.