Origin: Rome, Italy  
Genres: Doom Metal
DISBANDED
Page online: November 5, 2017
Last update/review: November 5, 2017

Riti Occulti

Over the years the Italians have shown an penchant for incorporating horror and occultism into their metal, going back to the days of Death SS. Riti Occulti fit this mold well, with a dark, brooding, and quite original doomy style. The lineup featured a somewhat odd configuration: three instrumentalists (bass, keyboards, drums -- thus, no guitars at all) and two female vocalists, one singing angelic soprano and the other harsh blackened growls. With no guitars, the bassist was thrust into the foreground, and along with ethereal keys defined their haunting sound, with the two women singers playing a slightly different version of the old beauty-and-beast style of gothic metal to great effect, particularly on standout tracks such as the awesome "Adonai II", an instant BNR favorite. They seemed to be improving from one album to the next, but a year after their third album, 2016's Tetragrammaton, was released, they announced their amicable breakup.

Last Lineup

Elisabetta Marchetti

vocals

Serena Mastracco

vocals (Opera IX)

Niccolo Tricarico

bass

Guilio Valeri

keyboards

Francesco Romano

drums

Former Members/Guests

Luciano Lamanna

keyboards

Ivano Mandola

drums



Discography


Riti Occulti  
2012
  1. It's All Grey
  2. Revelation
  3. I'm Nobody
  4. Alcyone
  5. Desert of Soul
  6. Bitter Awakening
  7. Never a Joy
  • Elisabetta Marchetti
  • Serena Mastracco
  • Niccolo Tricarico
  • Luciano Lamanna
  • Ivano Mandola



Secta  
2013
  1. Nigredo
  2. Plumbum
  3. Stannum
  4. Ferrum
  5. Aes
  6. Argentum
  7. Argentum Vivum
  8. Aurum
  9. Albedo
  • Elisabetta Marchetti
  • Serena Mastracco
  • Niccolo Tricarico
  • Luciano Lamanna
  • Ivano Mandola



Tetragrammaton  
2016
  1. Invocation of the Protective Angels
  2. Adonai I
  3. Adonai II
  4. Adonai III
  5. Adonai IV
  6. Atziluth
  7. Beri'Ah
  8. Yetzirah
  9. Assiah
  • Elisabetta Marchetti
  • Serena Mastracco
  • Niccolo Tricarico
  • Guilio Valeri
  • Francesco Romano





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