Fell Ruin are a band from Michigan that plays a mixture of raw black metal, death, doom and sludge and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "Devices".
A very fast and raw black metal sound starts off the album along with some grim screams and the music also brings in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and after awhile elements of sludge and doom metal are added into the bands musical style and all of the instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
At times you can hear a bit of the post black metal sound in the bands musical style while there music is too dark for that genre and they also add clean playing in certain sections of the recording and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses a small amount of acoustic guitars can be heard briefly before the band makes a return back to a heavier direction.
Fell Ruin takes a very raw style of black metal and adds in a heavy influence from sludge and doom metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Fell Ruin are a very great sounding mixture of black, doom and sludge metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Climb" and "The Turn". 8 out of 10.