The Ruins of Beverast
Reviewer: David Loveless
The one-man black metal project of former Nagelfar drummer, Alexander Von Meilenwald, is back with his fifth full-length album--under The Ruins of Beverast moniker--called 'Exuvia'. With only 6 songs and clocking in at almost 70 minutes, 'Exuvia' is another epic masterpiece in TRoB's near flawless catalog. From brutal black metal and gothic to Evoken-style funeral doom, 'Exuvia' is truly groundbreaking. The vocals range from traditional black metal vokills to spoken word with a few spots of clean vocals. Standout tracks include 'Maere' and 'Takitum Tootem! (Trance)'. This is an album of the year contender for me, so don't pass this one up!