If you like Beherit, you're going to want to get this.
If you don't like Beherit, you may still want to check this out. Vermeth
is a one-man black metal band. The tracks on the album are admittedly
more or less the same song over and over again, but Your Ruin...
is one of those recordings in which the compositions are secondary to
In this case, the sound rakes you over the course
of forty-odd minutes. Vermeth captures a deeply occult sound that is buried
under leagues of primordial earth. At the forefront of the mire are the
raping vocals of the Black Lord Beleth Rim (pictured in the minimal packaging
in a hilarious montage of his face in the middle of a Renaissance-era
etching), who also manages to get some sinister, chaotic sounds out of
his stringed instruments. The drums are probably programmed, but you'll
be damned if you figure that out by the sound alone, as whatever sound
that would tip the listener off to the presence of a drum machine are
taken away by the lo-fi recording.
The painting chosen for the cover art visually sums
this one up. If really evil, dirty and obscure stuff is what your bag
is, then you'll be happy and grim with this one.
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