Ruins
Spun Forth as Dark Nets
Release date: August 15, 2005
Label:
Neurotic Records
Distribution:
VME Denmark
Website:
www.ruinsband.com
Style:
A Very Dark Piece Of Black Metal
Rating: 50/100
Reviewed by:
Peter Laursen
Date:
October '05

I really don’t know what to think about this album… not even after 15-16 spins in my CD-player. This isn’t a great album… but it isn’t a crap album either. What we have here is 8 tracks of very … and I mean VERY dark Black/Death Metal.

Ruins (from Tasmania, Australia) has succeeded to create a VERY dark and cold atmosphere on “Spun Forth as Dark Nets” that will send chills down your spine and you will feel like you are not ever going to see the sun again.  

Ruins offer some good ideas on this release but it can’t convince me in its whole playing time. The darker elements are great, moody, cold and depressive, but they bore me with the time. To me it sounds like they are playing the same track over and over again, so this album doesn’t ignite… at least not to me!

Don’t get me wrong… I think that RUINS will do great out there but somehow this album doesn’t do much for me.

 “Spun Forth as Dark Nets” is recorded and mixed by Joe Haley from Psycroptic. Mastered by Tue Madsen (Mnemic, Aborted, The Haunted). Front cover painting by Lorenzo Mariani (Darkthrone).

Ruins line up: Multi-instrumentalist Alex Pope (Vocals, guitars and bass) and drummer David Haley (Who also plays in Death Metal act Psycroptic, and under the pseudonym of Diazanon in extreme metal act The Amenta).

So, if you are into DARK, Black Metal check this band out. Maybe you’re in for a surprise!  

Recommended track: “Spun Forth as Dark Nets”.