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Ruins – Place of No Pity

Posted in Review with tags , , , , on 24th October 2012 by izaforestspirit

Ruins
Place of No Pity
Released: November 2012
Black Metal/ Blackened Thrash Metal
Released via Listenable Records

‘Place of No Pity’ is the fourth album from the Australian black metal band Ruins.

After the melodic intro, ‘Inhabit The Twilight’ reveals its true colors as an interesting mix of black metal guitar rhythms, death metal-style drumming and clean Celtic Frost -esque vocals. There’s even hint of thrash metal added making for a complex mixture of styles. ‘A Lesson In Ruthlessness’ features guitar structures and muted sound atmospheres similar to current Satyricon.

‘Death Lends The Ultimate Touch’ is slower and more melodic in nature. The vocals have this haunting feel to them which works well with the melodic guitars and steady drumming. Yet it’s the atmospheric, dark ambient style part towards the end of the track which cements its position as one of highlights of the album. Similar things can be said about the next track ‘Winters Will’; though this time the guitars are more droning and the vocals sound even more creepy. Speaking of the vocals, one thing that’s unusual about most of the tracks on here is that there’s actually have very few vocalized parts on them. It’s almost as though the band were striving towards creating an instrumental album but then they changed their minds and decided to add some limited vocals during the first few minutes of each track.

Other noteworthy songs include: the title melodic track ‘Place of No Pity’ which places the band firmly in the blackened thrash metal category and the eerie and melancholic ‘Desolation’ which is one of the few tracks on here that features vocals throughout. Then there’s ‘Oath’ which picks up the pace towards the latter half of the track mostly as a result of the drums.

Overall Ruins have a very unique sound and this album takes some getting used to. However if you’re not afraid to try something a bit different and you like any of the current works of Satyricon then I would recommend giving ‘Place of No Pity’ a spin.

3.5/5

Iza Raittila

 

TRIPTYKON and ONE TAIL ONE HEAD comfirmed for Inferno Festival 2012!

Posted in Festival, News with tags , , , on 10th December 2011 by Demolithia

From Celtic Frost ashes, TRIPTYKON and ONE TAIL ONE HEAD (OTOH) of the new Norwegian black metal scene will play this year’s black Easter celebration! They join the INFERNO 2012 line up with BORKANAGAR, ARCTURUS, TSJUDER, AGALLOCH , ANAAL NATHRAKH, SOLSTAFIR, ABSU, WITCHERY, CHURCH OF MISERY, EINHERJER and VESEN.THE INFERNO METAL FESTIVALhas become a true black Easter tradition for metal fans, bands and music industry from all over the world with nearly 50 concerts every year since the start back in 2001. The festival offers exclusive concerts in unique surroundings with some of the best extreme metal bands and experimental artists in the world, from the new and underground to the legendary giants. At INFERNO you meet up with fellow metalheads for four days of head banging, party, black-metal sightseeing and expos, horror films, art exhibitions and all the unholy treats your dark heart desires.THE INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL invites you all to the annual black Easter gathering of metal, gore and extreme in Oslo, Norway from April 4. -7.april 2012. – Four days and a hell of a lot of bands!


TRIPTYKON:

As Celtic Frost had once arisen from Hellhammer’s ashes, so arises Triptykon from Celtic Frost’s ashes.  Created to further evolve the darkness invoked by its immediate precursors, seminal black/-extreme metal pioneers Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, Triptykon evolved from a Celtic Frost side project initiated by Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior), the group’s singer, guitarist, and main songwriter. Fischer commented: “Triptykon will sound as close to Celtic Frost as is humanly possible.

The band released its debut album Eparistera Daimones in spring 2010. Both music and lyrics so far disclosed by Triptykon reveal a group immersed in themes such as history, occultism, human disintegration, religious fanaticism and nihilism. Extensive touring followed, and the bands live repertoire is evenly divided between Triptykon’s own music and classic Celtic Frost material. We can’t wait! http://triptykon.net/



ONE TAIL ONE HEAD (OTOH)

The most fertile breeding ground for Norwegian Black Metal has for some time now been situated in Nidaros, and One Tail, One Head is probably the most promising act out of this scene. Consisting of members from highly respected bands like Mare and Celestial Bloodshed One Tail, One Head have two acclaimed demos to their name, and have recently released two EPs on norwegian cult label Terratur Possessions.

One Tail, One Head treads it´s own path, though carrying the torch of esoteric tradition detecting elements from many different sources of sound, despite the simplicity of the music, believing in the power to create and manifest visions by their own premises.  All in the name of death itself and the journey towards the endless light.  One Tail, One Head has been spreading it´s violence and intensity across Europe and have gained notoriety through their intense live rituals combining atmosphere, pure energy and aggression. The future of norwegian black metal? No, this is the end. Tornekrans og svovel! http://onetailonehead.wordpress.com/

TICKETS:
Tickets are sold at Billettservice/www.billettservice.no Phone: + 47 815 33 133
Club night    35€, Day pass    70€, Festival pass     180€  www.infernofestival.net