Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Ruins of Beverast - "Enchanted By Gravemould" (2011) [Van Records]

Alright, I know you all have probably noted my most recent reviews and think I have this unshakeable bias toward Van Records, and think that they cannot release a bad black metal album.
You are absolutely right.
The Ruins of Beverast is a band which holds special room in my disturbed psyche. 
Mr. Meilenwald's apocalyptic and gloomy sound has engraved itself into my brain. This new EP is a collection of his more obscure works of his from split albums and includes covers of some very surprising tracks.
Listening to the differing production styles, it is apparent that his musical voice is very clear despite any vessel he utilizes to manifest it.

With all that being said, I know many of you are adamant about not buying compilations, EPs,
'best-of's, or the like.

But I must tell you... the variety and importance of this man's music is well worth any investment. Buy this album.
This man is making black metal better than 90 percent of bands today, and The Ruins of Beverast is an undeniably important name in underground music today.


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