Ruin are a band with members from both California and North Dakota that plays a brutal and old school form of death metal along with some elements of doom metal and grindcore and this is a review of their 2015 ep "Spread Plague Hell" which was released by Nero One Records.
A very dark, atmospheric and ritualistic sound starts off the ep along with some Gregorian chants being utilized in the background that also make a return on a later track and a few seconds later the music gets a lot more heavy and goes for a doom/death metal sound that also uses deep growls and dark sounding guitar leads and the music is very heavily rooted in the early 90's.
High pitched screams can be heard in some parts off the songs and when the music speeds up brutal blast beats are added onto the recording along with some elements of grindcore and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the songs also bring in horror movie samples and all of the musical instruments on the recording h ave a very powerful sound to them.
Ruin plays a style of death metal that is very heavily rooted in the early 90's and also mixes in elements of grindcore and doom to create some very dark and heavy music, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover death, serial killers, murder, destruction and occultism themes.
In my opinion Ruin are a very great sounding old school mixture of doom, death metal and grindcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Perverted Lunacy" and "And Soon The Darkness". 8 out of 10.