Ruins – Within
Six songs of dark, metallic and melodramatic crust hardcore in the second LP of this awesome German band
Six metallic songs of dark and melodramatic crust hardcore in the second LP of this German band. I met these guys in 2013 when they were touring to promote their “Incidents” LP and I have nothing but great memories from their shows and attitude. So I’m glad they are still around and ready to destroy our eardrums with their second full-length that came out a few weeks ago. In “Within” Ruins do a great job of implementing even darker overtones to the pounding metallic assault.
Ruins do well in balancing the heaviness and melody, to give a good structure and dynamics to the sound. The lyrics, screamed in the typical Tragedy-style manner, have that pessimistic, apocalyptic theme that we should expect to come with this genre. The required epic instrumental track is also there, preparing the listener to the six-minutes long closing track “The Burden”. It’s not the most original stuff though, but the band sounds pretty well live and this is an excellent LP that will make a good addition to your collection of Tragedy-influenced records.