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VERMETH - Your Ruin... - CD - Drakkar Records

review by: Roberto Martinelli

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 the sound.

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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ISSUE 9
ALBUM REVIEWS

(A-B)  (C-D)  (D-E)  (F-H)  (H-K)  (L-N)  (O-R)  (R-T)  (T-W)  (W-WI)

TIAMAT
Judas Christ

TROLLECH
Synov

URGRUND
The Graven Sign

URUK HAI
In the Side of

VALLEY'S EVE
Deception of Pa

VERMETH
Your Ruin...

VUKODLAK
Blackest Autumn

WAGING THE WAR
Sepulchral Prod

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