Germany's The Ruin Of Beverast have returned with a new recording which continues the atmospheric mixture of black and doom metal from their previous releases and this is a review of their album "The Thule Grimoires" which will be released in 2021 by Van Records.
Distorted guitar effects and atmospheric soundscapes start off the album while spoken word parts can also be heard briefly before going into a heavier direction. When the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while clean playing can also be heard in some parts of the recording. Synths can also heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with some elements of doom metal being added into the slower sections of the songs and all of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
Clean vocals can also be heard on some of the tracks along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. At times the music also gets very experimental sounding along with the vocals also getting more deeper sounding on some of the later tracks.
Melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing and the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic style when they are utilized and as the album progresses spoken word parts also make a return on a few songs as well as a later track also adding in a small amount of operatic female vocals, all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Norse paganism and 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 "Ropes Into Eden" "Mammothpolis" and "Deserts To Bind And Defeat". 8 out of 10.