Power of Metal.dk Review

10 Forms of Dominion
Style: Melodic Thrash Metal
Release date: 20 October, 2014
Playing time: 44:00

After their not without merit debut album 'The Hunt' in 2012, the band toured in Denmark, Spain, Germany, Belgium and Finland. Then misery happened, their bassist Lauri Aitonurmi passed away after a car accident. After a few month of mourning and thinking things over, the band decided that they had to go on and started looking for a new bass player. With Pirkka Birkstedt they found a new member suitable for the band. On the debut album the band used soundscapes, strings and keys, but they decided not to use these instruments again on this album.

The music sounds a bit different from the debut, but the melody in the songs is still a recognizable trademark. The music now sounds like a mix of power metal and thrash with the high vocals of Toni Salminen on top. During the seance, the drumpatterns, the sound of the guitars, the melodic metal and the singing style of Toni made me think several times of Anthrax. Some riffs have the same style and I suspect the members of Ruinside that they have listened to Anthrax a lot lately. Now I don't have a problem with music in that style, so I enjoyed the album, but don't look for a lot of originality. If you like Anthrax with a twist of Helstar and Nevermore influences you should give this band a chance.

At this moment I give the band the benefit of the doubt, but if they will arrest attention, they should implement more originality and write more songs that really stick out.

01. The Fall (intro)
The Sickness
Dethroned to Be Thriven
Corridors of Power
Dancing to the Demon's Tune
The Beginning of Nothingness
In the Arms of Bitterness
09. Chambers of Resurrection
10. Checkmate
11. Cycle of Slavery
Label: Mighty Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 14 October, 2014
Website: www.facebook.com/ruinside