rational, so irrational.
Ruins from Hobart-Tasmania (who shared stage with celtic Frost,
Satyricon and Immortal, among others) prove that Dark and Black Metal
are no Scandinavian and/or European exclusivity.
their fourth studio album, "Place For No Pity", the music is based on
pronounced, often reiterate, interesting crunching guitar riffs that can
be menacing as well as melancholic. Those riffs capture the attention of
the listeners letting them involve in a vicious spellbinding
pulse. Drumming (blast) beats
are precise, maniacal, without compromises, reaching a great performance
in Winters Will, one of the best songs of the album with lead guitar
following a very good melody that accompanys the way to the outro. Alex
Pope's vocals are throaty, always very good shaped among the
dissonance and harmonies perfectly interchange, as we can hear in the
9 minutes long title track characterized also by a clawing outro, or in Death Lends The Ultimate Torch, capable of great aggressive
Oppressive yet typically old school harmonized and tremolo
-rich is the track Desolation. Rock`n Roll reign in songs like Let Them
Perish, one of my favourite ones because it's lively and adorned by very
good hooks and exciting guitar chords. On lively Rock`n Roll patterns is
based also track 2 A Lesson in Ruthlessness whose rhythmics connect with
Death and Thrash.
is eruptive, rich of many ideas, with an unpredictable great melodic
breakdowns which tower among dissonances and ravenous neack- breaking
cascades. It is in no way a boring song, it is there to be discovered
note after note, particularly remarkable is that bridge
characterised by longer- lasting chords performed by the
lead ( min 4:08).
Of No Pity is a good, straight-to-the-point album. So rational, so irrational.