Thank you to Miss Robin Stryker for choosing 'Ghosts and Good Stories' as her #1 pick for '5 Best Albums of 2010' on SonicCathedral.com! Robin rocks and we love what she had to say about My Ruin.
1. My Ruin – 'Ghosts and Good Stories'
Much to my surprise, an album from the heaviest end of the metal spectrum tops my list for 2010. My Ruin’s sixth album, "Ghosts and Good Stories," is equal parts a cry of triumph and howl of outrage that announces in no uncertain terms that this Los Angeles band is not fading into the long dark night any time soon. Their release is a sledgehammer of aggression, forged in the fury of Tairrie B. Murphy’s blistering screams, venomous whispers, and rippling spoken-word passages, then given shape on the anvil of Mick Murphy’s rock-infused guitars. Yet, despite being marrow-splatteringly heavy, "Ghosts and Good Stories" ultimately is an album that speaks the band’s personal truth with lovely (if brutal) clarity.