I can’t believe I haven’t made a post about The Ruins of Beverast. That seems neglectful, chicanerous at best. Especially considering I’ve done a Nagelfar post.
I have to admit, this is a bit intimidating posting about Ruins as I consider the band to be one of the greatest bands of… ever? No that’s not a question. That’s a statement of fact. Ruins music is so masterful and complex, and symbolic, and amazing, and contemplative it’s hard to even put in to words. Again, it’s masterful. It’s a series of masterpieces. So it pains me to say that I hadn’t really delved in to their first album.
(Dodges studded spiked bracelets and Thor hammer necklaces)
I know I know. Well, I just got the first album on cd from Discogs (my newest money sucking addiction) and gave it some more listens.
Now the thing about Ruins is you cannot go fucking wrong with any of their albums. You can just pick one of the four and put it on and you’ll be in for a fucking treat. At the bands core, they’re a atmospheric black/doom metal band but that’s just to put a pin on the map.
For example. This albums sounds like it was created in another dimension. It’s complex and monstrous, taking unexpected turns and diving you deep into a massive work of psychoses. The atmospherics is used more to alienate you from the surrounding world and firmly immerse you in Ruins world. And all of this is made by one man, Alexander von Meilenwald, formerly of Nagelfar.
I could go on and on about this band but it’s best you just jump right in and hear it for yourself. If you’re a fan of music you need to be on this. That’s all there is to it.