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FOR RUIN
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For Ruin remind me of Rotting Christ in sound with a touch of very early Paradise Lost (when they were one of Englandís heavier bands) providing the drive. Before going any further let me say that this is a very good album that I like (mainly because of the aforementioned influences shining through) and have played it quite a bit over the past couple of weeks! This is the second album from this Irish band, self released this time as the band terminated their contract with Sentinel Records to go it alone without the support and constraints of a label. For Ruinís music is very guitar driven with the guitars providing the melody whilst the guttural vocals add weight to some well crafted songs, although it also has to be taken into account that there is nothing new here to push the boundaries. Saying this, though, I donít know whether itís that I havenít heard anything quite as non-processed as this for a while that makes me admire its honesty Ė but I get a feeling of a passionate band from these guys. If this was their debut album Iíd be extremely impressed and say that For Ruin show great promise but as this is their second album I feel as though it could do with just a bit more innovation to help it stand out amongst the yearís other releases, but you should at least take a listen to this band and make up your own mind.
LABEL:
FORMAT:
Self-released
Album
LAST LIGHT
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Review by Paul Sims
RUNNING TIME:
39:37
RELEASE DATE:
30th Oct 2009
TRACK LISTING
1) Enlightened
2) Care of the Dead
3) Decline
4) In Suffering
5) Solace
6) Recoil
7) Crawl
8) Deluge
9) Cold Call
10) Elysium
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
Ireland
"For Ruinís music is very guitar driven with the guitars providing the melody whilst the guttural vocals add weight to some well crafted songs..."