Forbidden Rites are a band with members from Mexico and Cyrus that plays a melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Pantheon Arcanum" which will be released on November 7th by GrimmDistribution.
A very fast and melodic sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams as well as the solos and leads also adding in a great amount of melody and the music is heavily rooted in the 90's Swedish style.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the music also adds in a great amount of death metal elements along with the songs also bringing in great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly on a couple of tracks, some of the riffs also add in a small amount of thrash influences and they close the album with an isntruemntal.
Forbidden Rites plays a musical style that goes back to the 90's era of Swedish melodic black and death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover secret societies and ancestral occult knowledge.
In my opinion Forbidden Rites are a very great sounding melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Human Mortuary Landscapes" "Judgement" and "The Defeat Of Man By Man". 8 out of 10.