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Review: Ruinside - 10 Forms of Dominion
10 Forms of Dominion

Label: Mighty Music
Year released: 2014
Duration: 44:16
Tracks: 11
Genre: Heavy/Thrash

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: January 25, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
10 Forms of Dominion

Rated 3.7/5 (74%) (10 Votes)

Here's the second album from Finland's Thrash-tinged Heavy Metallers Ruinside. The band's debut album, The Hunt, left a positive impact on me and now after spinning the band's follow-up 10 Forms of Dominion, it's no letdown. Tragically, Ruinside lost bassist Lauri Aitonurmi in a car accident in December 2012, but the show must go on, as they say, and new bassist Pirkka Birkstedt was found after an intense two-month search.

Ruinside continues to trust the power of traditional Metal instruments to create enjoyable Metal. 10 Forms of Dominion's magnetism emanates from Ruinside's ability to create catchy Power/Thrash with melody and a little experimentation. The bass gets a pronounced role on this record, paying a tribute to Aitonurmi. The ability to create strong atmospheres is also one of Ruinside's strengths and 10 Forms of Dominion is just packed with them. Coincidentally or not, Ruinside reminds me of Swedish progressive thrashers Pathos, both song and vocal wise, minus some of those more progressive ingredients that Ruinside have not used in their sound.

Ruinside is going strong these days as this follow-up of theirs proves loud and clear. Great stuff.

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