The Ruins Of Beverast are a solo project from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric mixture of black and doom metal and this is a review of his 2017 album "Exuvia" which was released by Van Records.
Melodic yet shamanistic chanting starts off the album along with some clean guitars a few seconds later before mixing in drum beats and heavy yet melodic guitar riffing and female vocals and after awhile deep growls and black metal vocals are added onto the recording along with the music getting more atmospheric.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the slower sections a more raw feeling along with the slower sections of t he tracks being very heavily influenced by doom metal.
A great amount of atmospheric synths and neo classical elements can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while clean singing can also be heard at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and acoustic guitars and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly and some tracks also shows the music getting more experimental as well as adding a tribal touch on a couple of songs,
The Ruins Of Beverast creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric mixture of black and doom metal form his previous releases while also adding in more tribal, shamanistic and neo classical elements this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover esoteric themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Ruins Of Beverast and if you are a fan of atmospheric black and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Exuvia" and "Towards Malakia". 8 out of 10.