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Band
Cauldron
Title
In Ruin
Type
LP/EP
Company
The End
YOR
2016
Style
Traditional
5/31/2016 - Review by: Eric Compton
Cauldron
In Ruin




Company: The End
Release: 2016
Genre: Traditional
Reviewer: Eric Compton

  • Addictive eerie metal



  • Canadian vets Cauldron are back at the Lincoln Country Social Club in Toronto for this fourth album to date. 'In Ruin' continues the trend set by the old school tried and true; simplistic bass lines enveloping mid-paced riffs that spill all over horror themes. Itís worked well for the band in the past and allowed the trio to perform all over the world with the likes of Diamond Head, Enforcer and Death Angel. While this album may seem rather mediocre (I almost deemed it unworthy in comparison to the back catalog), songs like 'Come Not Here' (creepy kids!), 'Corridors of Dust' (haunted house!) and 'Santa Mira' (Halloween 3) are still full bodied brews of addictive eerie metal. I love the instrumental 'Delusive Serenade' but beyond that handful of tracksÖmy playlist really stops there. 'In Ruin' is average effort but after hearing the same type of album the last three times, Iím looking for a bit more.


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      3 :AVE RATING

    ALL REVIEWS FOR: CAULDRON
    TITLE
    DOR
    COMPANY
    REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
    Burning Fortune
    2011
    Earache
    Eric Compton5/13/2011
    4.5
    Chained To The Nite
    2009
    Earache
    Eric Compton4/2/2010
    4.5
    Chained To The Nite
    2009
    Earache
    Vinaya Saksena8/28/2009
    3
    In Ruin
    2016
    The End
    Eric Compton5/31/2016
    3
    New Gods
    2018
    The End
    David Loveless9/19/2018
    2.5
    Tomorrow's Lost
    2012
    Earache
    Eric Compton1/1/2014
    3

    ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: CAULDRON
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