An album release from Dead Earth comes through with a fiery and driving thrash metal soundscape that breaks down barriers and hits with high octane, endless energy, and ferocious guitar tone from beginning to end.
The From the Ruins album is an 11-song banger and threw it all you get a range of memorable and earth-rumbling riffs and drumming that come together to create this massive and vast metal atmosphere and once you're there, you don't want to leave.
One of my favorite aspects about this record is the performance and musicianship across it and this is something that a lot of people who don't listen to too much metal don't grasp often enough.
A record like this thrashes out with aggression and a completely undeniable energy, however, this is technical musicianship, and these songs are very intricate in terms of the precision and tightness of the actual band themselves.
A record like this can only be created by a group of people who have a pure love for their craft and their genre.
The energy that's captured on this record makes you want to see them live because on the record itself it feels like they're just feeding off of each other the whole time which gives the song the feeling of almost being alive and breathing.
This was a massive record, and a lot definitely went into it.
The drumming on this record is outstanding and it has such a tightness to it that it doesn't only give the ban this drive but it also lets everything feel like a well-oiled machine.
And these guys certainly are exactly that.
The guitar tone is perfect and the whole thing blends an old-school thrash metal that at times even reminds me of bands like Slayer for example, and a newer feel as well so you get the best of all these different metal worlds and throughout it all you also have great breakdowns and all kinds of progressions that blend in subgenres seamlessly.
These guys aren't afraid to blend drudging riffs or high-speed thrashing with melody and vastness at times which is something that again, helps this whole thing feel well-rounded and influenced by different styles of metal.
There is a huge and almost anthemic undertone to some of these tracks and the whole thing even seems kind of like a concept record where the songs are interconnected in certain ways.
For me, there's a few tracks that really stick out as singles however, having said that, I could tell you right now that this is the type of record you want to listen to from start to finish just because that's how it was meant to be done.
We have lived in a single-based society for far too long and it doesn't really matter what genre we're talking about.
I've been waiting for a full album like this to come along so that you can grasp the idea behind releasing an LP.
I grew up in the 80s and '90s especially so I had cassette tapes, vinyl records, and then of course CDs.
Not a single one of them or I should say, maybe a few were singles.
Cassette tapes sometimes had an A side and B side with a single on each one,
But for the most part, you bought an album and when you did you listen to the whole thing.
You didn't skip around right off the bat; you started the record from track one and went all the way through to the end so that you can soak it in.
Sure, there are certain tracks that you like most and you skip to those tracks here and there but for the most part you got to listen to a full album.
This gigantic piece of work that a band puts so much time, love, energy, effort, and money into.
Either way, this is one of those kinds of records. The kind of record that I wish I did have on vinyl for example.
These guys know exactly what they're doing and pull all the stops and hit all the sweet spots for a damn good thrash metal record.
I suggest you start from the beginning and turn it up.
This gets a 9 out of 10 hands down.