★ NEWSFLASH! ★
Just found out we got our first 5/5K's in the new issue of Kerrang! Magazine out today in the UK. What a great way to celebrate the release and our slaying of the beast! Thank you to Paul Travers for this perfectly timed and awesome review.
MY RUIN - "A Southern ℜevelation" - KKKKK
Husband and wife sludge metallers turn in their most personal work yet.
Necessity might be Plato's mother of invention but adversity appears to be the progenitor of darkly vehement passion. Anyone familiar with My Ruin formidable frontwoman Tairrie B will know she's always been able to whip up a shitstorm of anger with her acerbic pen and ground glass vocal performance alike. In the past this has been trained on concepts such as misanthropy and religion but here she takes a more personal tack.
The inspiration might be relatively prosaic (lets face it My Ruin aren't the first band to consider themselves to have been stiffed by former recorded company) but songs like Middle Finger and The Soulless Beast are transformed into tales of personal betrayal and imbued with a near biblical sense of wrath.
Musically, they're at their most focused and compact, eschewing the trackless swampland they've been know to traverse in favour of driving slabs of momentum and some of the sharpest, most serrated hooks they've ever set down. This all makes for one of the most vital and impassioned albums released all year and with the band still unsigned, they're making it available for free from their website. Only a fool would miss out
By Paul Travers
Download: The Soulless Beast
For Fans of: Rollins Band, Cancer Bats & Electric Wizard
3 Killer Songs From My Ruin's Catalogue:
"Beauty Fiend" - A Prayer Under Pressure of Violent Anguish - 2000
"Ready For Blood" - Throat Full Of Heart - 2008
"Long Dark Night" - Ghosts and Good Stories - 2010