The Ruins Of Beverast - Exuvia



8.1 | 77 votes |
Release date: 5 May 2017
Style: Black metal, Doom metal

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01. Exuvia
02. Surtur Barbaar Maritime
03. Maere (On A Stillbirth's Tomb)
04. The Pythia's Pale Wolves
05. Towards Malakia
06. Takitum Tootem! (Trance)

Top 20 albums of 2017: 17

Staff review by
Apothecary
Rating:
8.2
I am not going to hide my bias. Alexander Von Meilenwald is a crafter of some of the finest blackened doom metal on the planet, and I am most definitely a fanboy for The Ruins Of Beverast. Having been somewhat disappointed, however, with the project's previous Blood Vaults effort, I went into 2017's Exuvia with some pretty high hopes of the music redeeming itself. And by the grace of Nyarlathotep, those hopes have been met.

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published 09.05.2017 | Comments (16)

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10.05.2017 - 23:31
Rating: 9
Nicko's Nose
Finally an album deserving of being #1. Knowing this site though it probably won't even stay in the top 20 long.
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12.05.2017 - 16:54
Rating: 8
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Nicko's Nose on 10.05.2017 at 23:31

Finally an album deserving of being #1. Knowing this site though it probably won't even stay in the top 20 long.

Yeah it's either gonna get downvoted eventually or some mediocre mainstream album's gonna come along and get a lot more fellating with 9s and 10s and knock this off its throne
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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12.05.2017 - 17:23
Dima
Why is it still 3.9 on RYM lol
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14.05.2017 - 10:23
Joe Zombie
Probably my favorite record of the year right here, though admittedly, I haven't been keeping up with new music as much as I'd like. The second track is a damn masterpiece.
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14.05.2017 - 19:56
Rating: 9
God Alone
The more I listen to it, the more I think it may be their best. Wow.
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15.05.2017 - 20:44
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
There are two things I'm sure of right now: This is better than Blood Vaults and The Pythia's Pale Wolves might be one of my favorite songs by him ever.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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25.05.2017 - 23:56
Arcesse Eum
If you're wondering: Exuvia means "things left behind" (typically clothes/armour/weapons, but can also be hair, fingernails, etc.)
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As above, so below.
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28.05.2017 - 22:17
Joe77
Written by Alex F on 05.05.2017 at 19:11

Written by Joe77 on 16.04.2017 at 14:12

The whole album is great, pity it's always so short.

Not sure I'd call a ~70 minute album short


70 minutes is like regular for this sort of works, I find it to be a bit short, yes. In any case, I've rated the album 9, I'm pretty sure it will be one of the best if not the best of 2017 black metal wise.
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29.05.2017 - 05:55
Rating: 9
Nicko's Nose
Written by Joe77 on 28.05.2017 at 22:17

Written by Alex F on 05.05.2017 at 19:11

Written by Joe77 on 16.04.2017 at 14:12

The whole album is great, pity it's always so short.

Not sure I'd call a ~70 minute album short


In any case, I've rated the album 9

No you haven't.
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30.05.2017 - 20:45
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Masterchief
Just listened, I know this will be nominated in MS avards, just I know it , because Che likes it a lot and its not traditional BM, if ppl like old school letter, hair and chains, and BM agresin and pyro mania, forgot this, this is a bit slower, influences, some prog, elements a bit equal as Enslaved in last years but more variation of sound. Good album
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14.06.2017 - 09:17
Oriax
I don't get all the hype this band gets...
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15.06.2017 - 01:45
Rating: 8
VIG
Written by Oriax on 14.06.2017 at 09:17

I don't get all the hype this band gets...


Says the guy who likes Dimmu Borgir, one of the most overrated black metal bands ever

No, I'm only kidding, you have a very good taste in metal. But I just don't see how you don't get the hype. I must admit, while I love this one and it's one of my faves of the year so far, it is his worst album. The earlier stuff is top tier shit. If you haven't, I suggest you listen to Unlock The Shrine. Even though Rain Upon The Impure is my favorite, Unlock The Shrine has better production and is therefore more accessible and I think is a good start for getting into TRoB. This album and the EP before it sees Alex going in a more psychedelic direction, something I think is interesting for this band.
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15.06.2017 - 20:50
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
I love this as much as Foulest Semen but not as much as Unlock the Shrine. Monstrous album and a great come back to form; not saying that Blood Vaults was in any way bad, but it was definitely not on par with his other work.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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21.06.2017 - 05:47
Rating: 9
Nicko's Nose
How can a generic as fuck album (Gods of Violence) be #1 and an album that is actually pretty original (this) be on its way out of the top 20?
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