Ritual of Battle

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Ritual of Battle
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Studio album by Army of the Pharaohs
Released September 25, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Hip hop, horrorcore
Length 66:36
Label Babygrande
Producer Esoteric, Celph Titled, Aktone, Vanderslice, Ill Bill, Sicknature, DJ Kwestion, Skammadix, Beyonder, JbL
Army of the Pharaohs chronology
The Torture Papers
(2006)
Ritual of Battle
(2007)
The Unholy Terror
(2010)
Singles from Ritual of Battle
  1. "Bloody Tears"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
HipHopDX 3/5 stars link
Okayplayer 89/100 link
PopMatters 7/10 link
RapReviews.com 8.5/10 link

Ritual of Battle is the second studio album by underground hip hop collective Army of the Pharaohs. Released on September 25, 2007 under Babygrande Records, the album features group members Vinnie Paz, Jus Allah, OuterSpace, Chief Kamachi, Reef the Lost Cauze, Esoteric, Celph Titled, King Syze, Des Devious, Doap Nixon, Demoz, and King Magnetic. Although he was prominently featured on the group's debut album The Torture Papers, Apathy does not appear on Ritual of Battle. While still a member of the group, he explains on a MySpace blog that he was recording with Styles of Beyond in Los Angeles during the Army's album recording sessions. The rapper recorded for one song, titled "A.O.T.P.", produced by Snowgoons, but it was not included on the album.[citation needed] This song was included on the Apathy compilation Hell's Lost & Found: It's The Bootleg, Muthafu@kas! Volume 2.

The album's first single is "Bloody Tears", featuring Planetary, Doap Nixon, Demoz and Vinnie Paz and based on the Castlevania tune of the same name.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Swords Drawn" Esoteric
2 "Time to Rock" Celph Titled
  • First verse: Celph Titled
  • Second verse: Demoz
  • Third verse: Vinnie Paz
3 "Dump the Clip" Esoteric
  • First verse: Planetary
  • Second verse: Esoteric
  • Third verse: Celph Titled
4 "Black Christmas" Aktone
  • First verse: Planetary
  • Second verse: Doap Nixon
  • Third verse: Des Devious
  • Fourth verse: Demoz
  • Fifth verse: King Magnetic
  • Sixth verse: Vinnie Paz
  • Chorus: Demoz
5 "Blue Steel" Vanderslice
  • First verse: Vinnie Paz
  • Second verse: Jus Allah
6 "Gun Ballad" Ill Bill &
Sicknature
  • First verse: Chief Kamachi
  • Second verse: Demoz
  • Third verse: Vinnie Paz
  • Fourth verse: Doap Nixon
  • Chorus: Demoz
7 "Strike Back" DJ Kwestion
  • First verse: Planetary
  • Second verse: Demoz
  • Third verse: King Syze
  • Fourth verse: Esoteric
  • Fifth verse: Vinnie Paz
8 "Frontline" Aktone
  • First verse: Doap Nixon
  • Second verse: Vinnie Paz
  • Third verse: Planetary
  • Fourth verse: King Syze
  • Fifth verse: Demoz
9 "Through Blood By Thunder" Skammadix
  • First verse: Chief Kamachi
  • Second verse: Crypt the Warchild
  • Third verse: Demoz
  • Fourth verse: Vinnie Paz
  • Fifth verse: Jus Allah
10 "Murda Murda" Esoteric
  • First verse: Crypt the Warchild
  • Second verse: Des Devious
  • Third verse: Celph Titled
  • Chorus: Crypt the Warchild
11 "Bloody Tears" DJ Kwestion
  • First verse: Planetary
  • Second verse: Doap Nixon
  • Third verse: Demoz
  • Fourth verse: Vinnie Paz
  • Chorus: Demoz
12 "Seven" Ill Bill &
Sicknature
  • First verse: Planetary
  • Second verse: Chief Kamachi
  • Third verse: King Syze
  • Fourth verse: Reef the Lost Cauze
  • Fifth verse: Doap Nixon
  • Sixth verse: Demoz
  • Seventh verse: Celph Titled
  • Eighth verse: Vinnie Paz
13 "Drama Theme" Aktone
  • First verse: Jus Allah
  • Second verse: Chief Kamachi
  • Third verse: Vinnie Paz
  • Fourth verse: Doap Nixon
  • Fifth verse: Celph Titled
  • Sixth verse: King Magnetic
  • Seventh verse: Demoz
  • Chorus: Demoz
14 "Pages in Blood" Beyonder
  • First verse: Vinnie Paz
  • Second verse: Demoz
  • Third verse: Chief Kamachi
  • Chorus: Demoz
15 "D and D" Aktone
  • First verse: Des Devious
  • Second verse: Demoz
16 "Don't Cry" JbL
  • First verse: Doap Nixon
  • Second verse: Planetary
  • Third verse: Demoz
  • Fourth verse: Vinnie Paz
  • Chorus: Doap Nixon

Chorus / samples[edit]

"Swords Drawn"

"Time To Rock"

"Dump the Clip"

"Strike Back"

"Don't Cry"

"Bloody Tears"

References[edit]