Ritual (Master's Hammer album)

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Studio album by Master's Hammer
Released 1991
Genre Black metal
Length 50:15
Language Czech
Label Monitor
Master's Hammer chronology
The Jilemnice Occultist

Ritual is the debut studio album by Czech Republic black metal band Master's Hammer. It was released in 1991, through Monitor Records.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro"   0:52
2. "Pád modly" ("A Fall of Idol") 6:30
3. "Každý z nás" ("Everyone of Us") 3:30
4. "Ritual"   3:16
5. "Geniové" ("Geniuses") 5:07
6. "Černá svatozář" ("Black Aureole") 5:34
7. "Věčný návrat" ("Eternal Return") 3:24
8. "Jáma pekel" ("Pit of Hell") 4:19
9. "Zapálili jsme onen svět" ("We Burnt the World to Come") 4:34
10. "Vykoupení" ("Redemption") 5:32
11. "Útok" ("Attack") 7:31


Ritual sold more than 25,000 copies in the Czech Republic, according to the band.[1]


Rock Hard magazine featured Ritual on their list "250 Black-Metal-Alben, die man kennen sollte".[2]

Fenriz of the band Darkthrone called it "the first Norwegian black metal album, even though they are from Czechoslovakia".[3]


  1. ^ Kühnemund, Götz. "Master's Hammer. The Jilemnice Occultist". Rock Hard (73). Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "250 Black-Metal-Alben, die man kennen sollte". Rock Hard (269): 75. October 2009. 
  3. ^ Fenriz (21 November 2009). "Darkthrone Biography and Video Clips by Darkthrone on MySpace". Myspace. Retrieved 24 September 2012.