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Among the Ruins (Stoner Death Metal)


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Vince Bellino
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Vince Bellino Massively underrated stoner/death/doom. Another great Transcending Obscurity release. Favorite track: Absence of Light.
Pete Faden
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Pete Faden This is exactly as it claims: doom with the structure of death metal, and a mix of both vocal styles to boot. On of the more interesting and evocative albums I have had the pleasure to listen to. You can easily spend a lot of time thinking about the interplay between band members and the music they weave together, just sit back and take it all in, or rampage; depending on your mood. A great album that deserves to be heard. Favorite track: Absence of Light.
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bagera93 Amazing Stoner doom metal, I rarely come across this brilliant stoner doom but you guys totally nailed it! huge congrats, and its definitely s top for 2017 /Oliver - Black Lion records Favorite track: Among the Ruins.
Morten Olsen
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Morten Olsen Wow. Exellent blend of stoner, doom and death metal. Impressed by how seamlessly they merge these genres. Killer songs throughout the album Favorite track: Among the Ruins.
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    This is as good as it sounds. It's the ultimate fan pack for one of the best releases of this stoner doom/death kind. It comes with a two-side print T-shirt, a digipak CD, A3 size poster, badge as well as a wristband with the letters printed on it. All of this for a fantastic price of just $31.99.

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    We decided to offer you something special in addition to just the digipak CD, which is a A3 size poster of the extended album artwork. This is a very economically priced package and a memorable one at that we hope. This band deserves more and hopefully we're doing enough. Thanks.

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Altar of Betelgeuze from Finland are onto something special. Not content with playing either doom or death metal, the band merge influences from both realms so to speak and create a seamless sound where clean singing and growls both have a place. Essentially Altar of Betelgeuze play stoner doom but with the heaviness and relative structuring of death metal. Long, winding songs that are at once emotive and crushing enthrall the listener for extended periods of time, while you are left wondering about suitable parallels for this unique band. 'Among the Ruins' is a definitive present-day album, when it's no longer about mimicking your idols but taking the sound forward in a logical, sincere manner.






- "the most impressive aspect of this band is their progression: it’s
logical" - METAL SUCKS (US)

- "an early contender for my year-end list" - METAL-RULES (CANADA) 4.5/5

- "a cohesive exercise in genre fusion" - METAL INJECTION (US)

- "a very enjoyable album" - METAL STORM (US) STAFF PICK

- "creates an impressive and unique sound" - THE PIT OF THE DAMNED (Italy)

- "a well-written, well-thought-out and original album" - MERCHANTS OF AIR (Belgium)

- "your ticket to Hades" - DEADLY STORM (Czech Republic)

- "magnificent" - METAL NA LATA (Spain) 9/10

- "weaves a deep and lasting spell" - NO CLEAN SINGING (US)

- "Among the Ruins will be in the top ten Stoner/Doom Metal albums of 2017" - MOSHPITNATION (US) 4/5

- "this has been quite an eye opener – jaw dropper!" - RAMZINE (UK) 4/5

- "one can hear that distinguishing factor" - THE OBELISK (US)

- "massive release" - WORSHIP METAL (UK)

- "Highly recommended" - WONDERBOX METAL (UK)

- "well thought-out and structured" - FRANCONIA METALLUM (GERMANY)

- "reach the event horizon" - KALLE ROCK (GERMANY)


released April 15, 2017

Matias Nastolin - Bass, Vocals (Growling)
Olli "Otu" Suurmunne - Guitars, Vocals (Clean singing)
Juho Kareoja - Guitars
Aleksi Olkkola - Drums

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