Having formed in Austria back in 2016, heavy psych crew Ryte were blatantly in no rush to push debut material onto unsuspecting fans. In fact, they’ve spent an exhausting 18 months toiling away on the four tracks that make up their self titled debut and believe us when we say, it was well worth the wait!
Like the bastard love child of early Monster Magnet and Hawkwind, these guys take a riff and let it run to its natural conclusion…..before starting up again and mesmerising you some more. In between there are numerous changes of pace as the music twists and turns and as a result, despite the long song lengths, the likes of “Raging Mammoth”, “Shaking Pyramid” and “Monolith” fly past in no time at all.
A mostly instrumental album, Ryte judiciously utilise vocals from time to time. However, it’s to their credit that they keep things interesting without relying on human utterances and although some people may be put off by this, the lack of vocals is not really an issue, not when the music is this enthralling.
With this release Ryte are off to a flyer and fans of psych addled doom could do a lot worse than spend a few hours of riff-drenched bliss in the company of this fine album….at high volume, of course! 8/10
Ryte – Ryte
Released on 17th Jan 2020 via Heavy Psych Sounds
Formats: CD, LP + Digital