Ruinous are a band from Pennsylvania that consists of members from Incantation, Gorephobia, Disma, and Funebrarum that plays a very old school form of death metal with some elements of doom, thrash and grindcore and this is a review of their 2016 album "Graves Of Ceaseless Death" which will be released in November by Dark Descent Records.
A very dark, heavy yet melodic sound starts off the album along with the music speeding up and adding in blast beats a few seconds later and the vocals also bring in a great mixture of death metal growls and high pitched screams and the music is also very heavily rooted in the early 90's and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
A great amount of doom/death metal elements can be heard in the slower sections of the songs and the solos and leads also remain true to a very dark, melodic yet old school style and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and some of the songs bring in a great amount of grindcore influences and one of the tracks is very long and epic in length and the album also remains very heavy from beginning to ending of the recording.
Ruinous plays a style of death metal that is rooted in the 90's while also mixing in elements of thrash, doom and grindcore along with a more modern approach to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark a nd blasphemous themes.
In my opinion Ruinous are a very great sounding mixture of old school death metal, doom, grindcore and thrash and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Tombs of Blasphemy" "From Flames Of Malice Born" "Plague Maiden" and "Torn Forever From the Light". 8 out of 10.