Record Label: Ván Records
Germany’s The Ruins Of Beverast Unleash their sixth spawn in the form of The Thule Grimoires.
Opener “Ropes Into Eden” enters in with a sweeping bleak landscape that sets the tone early for the album – it’s fast-paced but with an undercurrent of despair and at over 12 and a half minutes is vast in its presentation.
Up next is “The Tundra Shrines” which has a nightmarish soundscape with eerie echoes and a slow brooding pace throughout which continues into the third track “Kromlec’h Knell” with added barren tones and melody with some really nice clean vocals.
The most experimental tracks come in the form of “Mammothpolis” which is mainly instrumental before the highlight track of the album “Anchoress in Furs” encapsulates the look and feel of the album perfectly with some wonderful middle eastern sounds.
“Polar Hiss Hysteria” has an aura of the Carpathian mountains whilst still maintaining an ancient, mystical feel engulfed with thunderous drumming, raspy vocals and swirling guitar tones.
Lastly, the album finishes off with the longest track of the album “Deserts To Bind And Defeat” is slow and melodic to start which builds over the length of the track which exhales desolation and fear which leaves the listener no choice but to admit The Ruins of Beverast are still an incredibly strong force…
The Ruins Of Beverast – The Thule Grimoires (full album)