Savage and melancholy, the ominous music of RUINS combines malevolent intensity with stark emotional depth. With these seven hymns to desolation and sorrow the potential heard on 2005's "Spun Forth As Dark Nets" is brought to brutal perfection as RUINS demonstrate their mastery of baleful Death Metal-inspired insanity; viciously dynamic yet imbued with the genuine despairing darkness of the purest Black Metal. Incubated in the bleak Tasmanian winter, the songs unleashed here personify the savage yet romantic landscapes of that remote island; enshrouded in shadow and drama, yet incisive as a razor to the eyeball, "Cauldron" is an embodiment of the very term 'Black Metal'.
released February 6, 2009
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