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Release date: 14 October 2009
Style: Drone doom metal, Neofolk

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01. One Too Many
02. This Place Of Power
03. The Die Is Cast
04. Surface Vessel
05. Dismantling
06. Utterly Destitute
07. The Bosom Of The Earth

Review


Additional info
Released on vinyl in June 2009 by Transcendental Creations, in a gatefold sleeve and including a DVD containing the video for the track 'Utterly Destitute'.

Staff review by
Lucas

Rating:
7.2
Menace Ruine came, dropped two albums on us within the timespan of a few months, then went quiet again. Talk about guerilla tactics. Cult Of Ruins was harsh Black metal with noise and psychedelic effects, The Die Is Cast is... completely different. Well, there are a few binding elements once you know this is the same band, but if you're not aware of that you would never be able to connect the dots.

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published 19.12.2009 | Comments (5)

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Dima - 25.08.2014 at 17:19  
  It's so spiritual. I love the juxtaposition in this so much.
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.09.2014 at 23:20  
  I'm surprised how much I haven't listened to this in recent times. It's still as unique and brilliant as it always was.
Karlabos - 12.09.2014 at 23:31  
  Sheesh. There are so many things I need to listen to and I still didn't
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.09.2014 at 23:33  
 
Written by Karlabos on 12.09.2014 at 23:31

Sheesh. There are so many things I need to listen to and I still didn't

But according to your profile page you've listened to every band that has ever existed, and a few from the future too =P
Karlabos - 12.09.2014 at 23:46  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.09.2014 at 23:33

Written by Karlabos on 12.09.2014 at 23:31

Sheesh. There are so many things I need to listen to and I still didn't

But according to your profile page you've listened to every band that has ever existed, and a few from the future too =P

Just like you =D

Yeah that list is quite long probably because there's a lot of non-metal on it
Or perhaps i'm easily entertained. Or maybe both
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.09.2014 at 23:50  
 
Written by Karlabos on 12.09.2014 at 23:46

Just like you =D

Yeah that list is quite long probably because there's a lot of non-metal on it
Or perhaps i'm easily entertained. Or maybe both

I like massive lists of music I love. It has a nice look about it =3
Lit. - 29.11.2014 at 19:45  
  Man, I'm late. I gotta check out some more stuff by this band, cause this is really good.
mz - 19.06.2016 at 00:39  
Rating: 9 For whatever reason I had major problem with the vocals of this band, but somehow such thing no longer exists, and music is amazing. There is some black metal spirit going on behind all the beauty of the music.
LuciferOfGayness - 27.06.2016 at 19:34  
Rating: 8 More than a good album, but its a shame that the vocals here almost solely is melodic. On Cult Of Ruins both the music and vocals are extreme at times which I liked.
!J.O.O.E.! - 30.06.2016 at 19:18  
 
Written by LuciferOfGayness on 27.06.2016 at 19:34

On Cult Of Ruins both the music and vocals are extreme at times which I liked.

Extreme but massively unrefined. That album to me sounded like a band that didn't know what they wanted to do yet, so the result was just a poor-sounding mishmash of random riffs and noisy feedback. Admittedly it's interesting to hear what they might have sounded like if they'd gone down the black metal path but they made the right decision in abandoning it imo. I'd be interested in them reprising the approach these days now they have experience under their belt.
LuciferOfGayness - 30.06.2016 at 19:42  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 30.06.2016 at 19:18

Written by LuciferOfGayness on 27.06.2016 at 19:34

On Cult Of Ruins both the music and vocals are extreme at times which I liked.

Extreme but massively unrefined. That album to me sounded like a band that didn't know what they wanted to do yet, so the result was just a poor-sounding mishmash of random riffs and noisy feedback. Admittedly it's interesting to hear what they might have sounded like if they'd gone down the black metal path but they made the right decision in abandoning it imo. I'd be interested in them reprising the approach these days now they have experience under their belt.

You should go back and listen to CoR again, its a mishmash that puts a on ones face. Without it their discog would be a bit less interesting. Imo they have a strong core in their folky The Die Is Cast sound but its great fun when they mix it up a bit more. So, I enjoy Union Of Irreconcilables as they bring in some new elements to disturb the folky elements. Although I am just in my honeymoon yet regarding MR, which is your pick in their discog?
!J.O.O.E.! - 30.06.2016 at 19:47  
 
Written by LuciferOfGayness on 30.06.2016 at 19:42

You should go back and listen to CoR again, its a mishmash that puts a on ones face. Without it their discog would be a bit less interesting. Imo they have a strong core in their folky The Die Is Cast sound but its great fun when they mix it up a bit more. So, I enjoy Union Of Irreconcilables as they bring in some new elements to disturb the folky elements. Although I am just in my honeymoon yet regarding MR, which is your pick in their discog?

I had a brief skim to remind myself actually. I just don't think it sounds good. The random electronic-y plucking sound that permeates the whole album just puts me right off, as well as the badly implemented (sounding at least) industrialised drum track. If I had to pick an order it would probably be this one first, followed by the most recent, then Union of Irreconcilables (I enjoyed the slightly more noise-laden approach on that one) followed by Alight In Ashes (let down by overbearing sound imo, not sure why it's the highest rated) and then the first. Can't recall what Sigil Sessions sounds like though.

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