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Band
The Ruins of Beverast
Title
Exuvia
Type
LP/EP
Company
Van
YOR
2017
Style
Black
11/2/2017 - Review by: David Loveless
Epic black metal madness that dwell further into multiple genres
The one-man black metal project of former Nagelfar drummer, Alexander Von Meilenwald, is back with his fifth full-length album--under The Ruins of Beverast moniker--called 'Exuvia'. With only 6 songs and clocking in at almost 70 minutes, 'Exuvia' is another epic masterpiece in TRoB's near flawless catalog. From brutal black metal and gothic to Evoken-style funeral doom, 'Exuvia' is truly groundbreaking. The vocals range from traditional black metal vokills to spoken word with a few spots of clean vocals. Standout tracks include 'Maere' and 'Takitum Tootem! (Trance)'. This is an album of the year contender for me, so don't pass this one up!
Recommended for fans of: Funeral Doom, Gothic infused Black Metal
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
5
MUSIC
5
VOCALS
5
PRODUCTION
4.5
ARTWORK
3.5
LYRICS
4.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: THE RUINS OF BEVERAST
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Exuvia
2017
Van
David Loveless11/2/2017
5
Rain Upon The Impure
2008
Ancient Dreams
David Loveless1/23/2009
4.5
Unlock the Shrine
2006
Battle Kommand
Etiam11/29/2006
4

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