Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
Buy On
  1. Alternative Press
    Jul 6, 2011
    90
    Ritual reminds fans that these Michigan death-metal merchants are capable of greatness. [Jul 2011, p.107]
  2. Jul 6, 2011
    90
    Like Wes Craven reanimating the slasher genre with the Scream franchise, The Black Dahlia Murder play with enough conviction and knowing reference to metal's most spectacular parlour tricks and add enough contemporary muscle to drop your jaw no matter your age.
  3. Jul 6, 2011
    80
    It's the band's most impressive outing to date, and easily one of the best metal albums of 2011.
  4. Jul 6, 2011
    80
    Folks like to hate on the BDM, labeling them part of the problem because they use neon colors on their T-shirts, but death-metal fans who want something different and exciting need look no further.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 29, 2013
    8
    I love this album it as some of best Unclean vocals and melodys in all of extreme metal. It worth the money.I love this album it as some of best Unclean vocals and melodys in all of extreme metal. It worth the money. 0 Full Review »