Ruho are a band from Finland that plays a very dark and raw form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Pathways Through The Flesh" which was released by Bestial Burst.
Clean yet distorted playing starts off the album and after a couple of minutes the music goes into a fast and raw black metal direction along with a great amount of blast beats and grim, high pitched screams and the musical style goes for more of the 90's second wave style as well as utilizing a great amount of tremolo picking.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to t hem and some of the slow riffs have a doom metal feeling to them and when guitar leads are utilized they give the music more of a melodic vibe and clean playing also makes a return in certain sections of the recording and one track brings in a spoken word parts and they close the album with an instrumental track.
Ruho plays a style of black metal that is very raw and old school in the second wave tradition, the production sounds very raw yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Finnish and English and cover darkness and anti Christian themes.
In my opinion Ruho are a very great sounding raw and old school black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Descending Below" and "Blood Hides The Way". 8 out of 10.