Ground Of Ruin
Cloaked In Doctrine
posted on 3/2009 By:
"We formed in November of 2003 and since then have been working tirelessly to achieve the sound we wish to represent the band. There has been a steady progression in our music over the years as we worked to constantly improve as musicians and as a unit"...
Out of the mouths of babes, ladies and gentlemen. Collect the damned children of this planet and force them this credo, and I guarantee our world will sound like a better place. The Irish fivesome inside of this lil' four-tracker do stand fast to that, fancying themselves a death/thrash outfit along the way... slightly off the mark. I'm more inclined to say that there's a bit of BM in their DM and a folksy sway at play, minus clown paint and elven flutists, respectively. Their affinity for hammering down quickly strummed open-chords with a tighter leading second guitar, while not spilling the snare-drum all over it, kick out a church-burn vibe that jibes with the one-two punch of simpleton death metal (spotlight on the closer, "Beneath Contempt"); decrepit hills and valleys abound. Take that topography, pair it with a keen sense of melody, and I give unto you their grand schematic that will perhaps show its full face on a long-player at some point.
Ground Of Ruin are on point in their short-game, and for that, I can look beyond some loose ends in their performance and a production budget on the DIY. If they tie up those little strings and break the piggy bank, then I'd say watch your back for five ugly mugs with shovels in hand, lookin' to dump dirt on ya.
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