The Ruins of Beverast is the brainchild of Alexander von Meilenwald, who previously drummed for German black metal act Nagelfar (not to be confused with the Swedish group Naglfar) and has worked as a session musician. TROB‘s music could, too, be described as black metal, but it goes far beyond what likely first pops into your head. But this has never been the case so much as it is with Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite, his third album with this project and the best yet. Semen is one of those albums which derives its influences from wherever it feels. In fact, it's often not black metal at all. "I Raise This Stone as a Ghastly Memorial" christens the album with a plodding rhythm and sludge-like melodies, beneath the deep chants of Meilenwald.
The Ruins of Beverast discography (main). lt; Rain upon the Impure (2006). Blood Vaults - The Blazing Gospel of Heinrich Kramer (2013). The Ruins of Beverast discography (all). lt; Gott in uns (2007). Enchanted by Gravemould I (2011). Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite. The Ruins of Beverast.
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The Ruins of Beverast is Alexander von Meilenwaldâ€™s (previously in Nagelfar) solo project. Alexander opts for a rather unique brand of black metal that incorporates OSDM, doom and experimental elements as well as many other components that create a very dark and haunting atmosphere. Labelling music aside, the album works great as a unified whole and maintains a very unique sound, full of amazing little details that really bring it to â€œlifeâ€�. This is a decision driven by the far more traceable influence from OSDM and doom on this album. The atmosphere is just as tangible though, don't be mistaken. I'd even go as far as to say that this is a very introverted album. induces feelings of claustrophobia.
Black Metal outfit The Ruins Of Beverast need no special introduction. The great Alexander von Meilenwald (formerly of Nagelfar) has been making masterpiece after masterpiece for over 13 years now. But he really reached the peak with Foulest Semen Of A Sheltered Elite. It also features pretty great guitar solos. This album is a huge improvement over Rain Upon The Impure. While a very different album, you can't deny that this is another masterpiece.