The Ruins Of Beverast - Rain Upon The Impure


8.4 | 74 votes |
Release date: 24 December 2006
Style: Black metal

Owners:

53 have it
9 want it


01. 50 Forts Along The Rhine
02. Soliloquy Of The Stigmatised Shepherd
03. Rapture
04. Blood Vaults (I: Thy Virginal Malodour)
05. Soil Of The Incestuous
06. Balnaa-Kheil The Bleak
07. Rain Upon The Impure

Staff review by
Lucas
Rating:
8.0
One of Germany's best bands in this day and age is The Ruins Of Beverast. With their amazing debut they already conquered my heart, and hopefully I was not the only one. "Rain Upon The Impure" is the follow up from that grand debut album and displays a little change of style. Of course, when one takes a look at the impressive discography of Alexander Von Meinenwald, the sole member of Ruins.., he would have expected already that the new album would not just be a blatant rip-off from the debut.

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published 07.02.2008 | Comments (2)

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07.02.2011 - 23:43
Rating: 10
₣rost Giant

Posts: 35
From: USA

Favorite album I love the atmosphere
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29.12.2012 - 15:52
Rating: 10
Paz
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Posts: 2875
From: Poland

This is my beloved work of Alexander and one of the best black metal albums I've ever heard. I don't blame the production... All you have to do is increase the volume of your speakers. An unforgettable journey.
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29.12.2012 - 16:18
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

That being said, I'd still like to hear a remastered version without the pressed production. I find turning the volume up isn't as effective as it could be as the levels are too indistinct.
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26.07.2014 - 21:43
Lit.
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Awful production keeps me from finishing this, let alone enjoying it. Why couldn't it have sounded like the two albums between it?
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24.08.2014 - 09:17
Dima

Posts: 1479
From: Australia

The production really hurts my ears in many moments. Increasing the volume just upsets them more. I must be a scrub.
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24.08.2014 - 13:42
Rating: 7
Ilham
Giant robot

Posts: 5079
From: Canada

Same here. It's really what has always kept me from enjoying this 100%. Increasing the volume actually only makes it worse, it almost feels like it hurts my beloved speakers.
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30.01.2015 - 08:01
Rating: 10
Rsrdaman

Posts: 70
From: USA

This album is darkness incarnate. Just incredible. The production might be lackluster, but in the end, that is hardly the most important part. Every song, everything about this work is perfect. Probably the only atmospheric BM album I enjoy more then Lurker Of Chalice.
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30.01.2015 - 09:24
Rating: 10
Paz
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Posts: 2875
From: Poland

^ Well said, dude!

TWWTG > LOC > RUTI, though
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07.08.2015 - 00:53
Rating: 10
God Alone

Posts: 277
From: Italy

Had no issues with the muddy production. Monumental album, one of the finest examples of (modern) black metal.
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19.09.2015 - 14:27
Rating: 10
Don_Morita

Posts: 66
From: Germany
Great album. I listened to it like seven times now (would have been much more often but it's stupidly long so it takes some time to listen to it in a row) and it always leaves me sitting with closed eyes feeling extremely uncomfortable and moved at the same time. That's the feeling I want to get when I listen to Black Metal.
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26.11.2015 - 13:26
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

Vinyl rip. Some tangible improvements to the CD versions, mostly notably the lead guitar and vocals which come through much stronger and louder. Generally far less muddy. Definitely the definitive version.




There's also an extra track on the end, an Unholy cover called 'Neverending Day'.
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26.11.2015 - 20:38
Lit.
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Cool, now that it doesn't sound like garbage, it actually sounds pretty good.
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05.07.2016 - 13:30
Rating: 10
Paw!!

Posts: 852
From: Indonesia

You mean this?

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07.07.2016 - 23:36
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

Yeah, could actually be the best TRoB record after all.
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29.07.2016 - 23:05
Mik

Posts: 343
From: Poland

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 07.07.2016 at 23:36

Yeah, could actually be the best TRoB record after all.


Just had a TRoB marathon today and its my favourite by them too. I actually havent any problems with the production at all.
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29.07.2016 - 23:19
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

Written by Mik on 29.07.2016 at 23:05


Just had a TRoB marathon today and its my favourite by them too. I actually havent any problems with the production at all.

I don't think it's ideal, but I've certainly heard a lot worse.
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29.07.2016 - 23:39
Mik

Posts: 343
From: Poland

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 29.07.2016 at 23:19

Written by Mik on 29.07.2016 at 23:05


Just had a TRoB marathon today and its my favourite by them too. I actually havent any problems with the production at all.

I don't think it's ideal, but I've certainly heard a lot worse.


Oh it certainly isnt ideal but it in my opinion it suits the atmosphere and the music just fine. I think with clearer production I wouldnt enjoy it as much as I do.
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13.11.2016 - 19:37
Rating: 10
VIG

Posts: 330
From: USA

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 26.11.2015 at 13:26

Vinyl rip. Some tangible improvements to the CD versions, mostly notably the lead guitar and vocals which come through much stronger and louder. Generally far less muddy. Definitely the definitive version.




There's also an extra track on the end, an Unholy cover called 'Neverending Day'.

cool shit
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I wear this crown of thorns
Upon my liar's chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappear
You are someone else
I am still right here
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