The Ruins Of Beverast - Foulest Semen Of A Sheltered Elite


8.4 | 89 votes |
Release date: 11 September 2009
Style: Black metal, Doom metal

Owners:

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01. I Raised This Stone As A Ghastly Memorial
02. Alu
03. God's Ensanguined Bestiaries
04. Mount Sinai Moloch
05. Transcending Saturnine Iericho Skies
06. Kain's Countenance Fell
07. The Restless Mills
08. Theriak - Baal - Theriak
09. Blood Vaults (II - Our Despots Cleanse The Levant)
10. Arcane Pharmakon Messiah
11. (untitled) [Vinyl bonus]

Additional info
Available for pre-order from 28th of August. There exists 4 different pressings
a basic CD pressing, an A5 digi-CD, a basic 2-LP pressing, and a limited 2-LP
pressing.

Staff review by
Lucas
Rating:
9.0
He has done it again. Alexander Von Meilenwald has put out another brilliant Black metal opus. I am now fully convinced that this man is a musical genius. I know reviewers need to maintain a sense of objectivity, but we also need to recognize brilliant music whenever it slaps us in the face and have the balls to spread the word. And well, this is us fucking wreckingball.

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published 04.10.2009 | Comments (15)

Guest review by
VIG
Rating:
9.8
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.

Now incorporating more doom elements than ever, RoB has a new sound, with a MUCH much more polished production. Adding a lot more clean vocals, which I enjoy, that add to that more doomier sound. 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.

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published 27.02.2017 | Comments (0)

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06.10.2011 - 02:22
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Such as shame. Such a good album with such crappy sub standard cover art.
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09.11.2012 - 18:12
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.10.2011 at 02:22

Such as shame. Such a good album with such crappy sub standard cover art.

I wouldn't call it crappy.. but it's not the most appealing
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09.11.2012 - 20:35
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.10.2011 at 02:22
Such as shame. Such a good album with such crappy sub standard cover art.


Care to give me other examples? Because I really liked this crappy average artwork.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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09.11.2012 - 21:38
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Dunno, it is kinda rubbish. Looks kinda cartoony
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09.11.2012 - 21:41
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 09.11.2012 at 21:38

Dunno, it is kinda rubbish. Looks kinda cartoony


For some reason... that's why I liked it.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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09.11.2012 - 21:58
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
I can picture an ominous looking south park character lurking in the background
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14.02.2013 - 09:00
Rating: 6
mz
Sorry guys, I am really disappointed by this. I do not know whats so especial about this that makes noticeable staff/ elits like Lucas, Joe, Mr Doctor and Troy praise it. It just did not worked for me. The vocals are annoying. The drum is just terrible in faster parts. Most importantly, it lacks the emotional impact which doom metal is supposed to have. 4/10 for me.
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14.02.2013 - 18:12
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by mz on 14.02.2013 at 09:00
doom metal


Wonder who put the doom tag here... Since when is this band doomy? Just black metal. Fine one at that but that's my opinion.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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14.02.2013 - 18:13
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 14.02.2013 at 18:12

Wonder who put the doom tag here... Since when is this band doomy? Just black metal. Fine one at that but that's my opinion.

If you ask me this album is far more doom oriented than black
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14.02.2013 - 18:14
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 14.02.2013 at 18:13

Written by Mr. Doctor on 14.02.2013 at 18:12

Wonder who put the doom tag here... Since when is this band doomy? Just black metal. Fine one at that but that's my opinion.

If you ask me this album is far more doom oriented than black


I admit it has been ages since I listened to it. So I will give this the benefit of the doubt till I hear it again and can whine about it.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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14.02.2013 - 18:18
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 14.02.2013 at 18:14

I admit it has been ages since I listened to it. So I will give this the benefit of the doubt till I hear it again and can whine about it.

At any rate the tag (which I implemented by the way) doesn't stipulate that this is purely doom, rather that doom was introduced on this album. It's a very close mix but the overall doomy vibe definitely outdoes the black metal aspect.
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14.02.2013 - 18:20
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 09.11.2012 at 21:38
Dunno, it is kinda rubbish. Looks kinda cartoony

Fuck me, NOW I know what this album reminded me off.

It could totally pass as a Yu-Gi-OH card. Hahahahahaha.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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14.02.2013 - 18:21
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 14.02.2013 at 18:20

Fuck me, NOW I know what this album reminded me off.

It could totally pass as a Yu-Gi-OH card. Hahahahahaha.

Pegasus is watching you...

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14.02.2013 - 18:30
Rating: 8
Paz
News Man
Definitely my least favorite TRoB album, still great though.
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14.02.2013 - 23:18
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
TRoB always had a little bit of doom in their black ... 2nd song on Rain Upon the Impure could be easily written by Mourning Beloveth or MDB
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14.02.2013 - 23:47
Rating: 6
mz
Written by Mr. Doctor on 14.02.2013 at 18:12

Written by mz on 14.02.2013 at 09:00
doom metal

Wonder who put the doom tag here... Since when is this band doomy? Just black metal. Fine one at that but that's my opinion.


This is not a pure doom metal record for sure but IMO it still can be classified as doom influenced album. I have not listened to any blackended doom album so can not put this in that category but it at least tries to combine doom and black metal.
Beside the genre tag, I did not liked it. Doom or black, it failed to impress me as much as I thought it would
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30.03.2013 - 20:02
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
I don't like teh cleans at all, but the rest of this is a really solid doom output.
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31.03.2013 - 01:31
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Mastercommander
Written by Mr. Doctor on 14.02.2013 at 18:20

Written by Guest on 09.11.2012 at 21:38
Dunno, it is kinda rubbish. Looks kinda cartoony

Fuck me, NOW I know what this album reminded me off.

It could totally pass as a Yu-Gi-OH card. Hahahahahaha.


hahaha! true. I'd say it looks more MTG to draw a line but it is most assuredly Yu-Gi-Oh what with the broad style of art... I feel very nerdy right now.
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01.05.2013 - 23:50
Rating: 6
mz
I feel to be guilty because of not liking this album, should revisit this asap to see any if anything would change.
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01.06.2013 - 16:51
Rating: 9
MandoMikey
The first track is so catchy, had it in my head for months, very empowering melody.
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05.09.2013 - 17:37
Rating: 6
mz
I change my rating from 4 to . It is not that bad (it is actually pretty good I must say). Especially during the slower parts, band have impressive sound. "Mount Sinai Moloch" track is 9+ IMO and the other good tracks are the intro and outro. I still believe that faster parts are not that good, though
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01.02.2015 - 10:10
Rating: 10
Rsrdaman
TRoB seems to be another one of those one man wonders. Every album impresses me with its uniqueness and incredible sound. An excellent album, "I Raised This Stone As A Ghastly Memorial" is probably one of my favorite songs now.
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01.02.2015 - 14:33
Dima
I'm so glad the shoddy production from his 2nd album didn't carry over to this.

Written by Mr. Doctor on 14.02.2013 at 18:20


It could totally pass as a Yu-Gi-OH card. Hahahahahaha.


More specifically the Toon cards haha.
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14.02.2015 - 18:00
Lionthrone
Written by Rsrdaman on 01.02.2015 at 10:10

TRoB seems to be another one of those one man wonders. Every album impresses me with its uniqueness and incredible sound. An excellent album, "I Raised This Stone As A Ghastly Memorial" is probably one of my favorite songs now.


Same lol. I shared it with my brother and he also loved it. I wish they would replicate that sound on other songs of theirs. Nothing else I've heard from them seems to measure up to that one.
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12.06.2015 - 17:38
Rating: 10
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Quite possibly the best blend of BM and doom ever achieved. Blood Vaults II is a fucking monster
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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25.07.2015 - 09:51
Rating: 9
Paw!!
Need few spin to discover this tiny-monster album. Worth to be masterpiece. Buy this CD before you DIE!
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29.01.2017 - 20:11
VIG
Axxon N
Written by Guest on 14.02.2013 at 18:18

Written by Mr. Doctor on 14.02.2013 at 18:14

I admit it has been ages since I listened to it. So I will give this the benefit of the doubt till I hear it again and can whine about it.

doom was introduced on this album.

i think tROB has always had a little bit of doom in the mix
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29.01.2017 - 20:12
VIG
Axxon N
Written by Boxcar Willy on 30.03.2013 at 20:02

I don't like teh cleans at all, but the rest of this is a really solid doom output.

I love the cleans
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06.05.2017 - 23:06
LuciferOfGayness
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Written by InnerSelf on 14.02.2013 at 23:18

TRoB always had a little bit of doom in their black ... 2nd song on Rain Upon the Impure could be easily written by Mourning Beloveth or MDB

Im fine with the doom tag for TRoB but then it should start with RutI.
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06.05.2017 - 23:59
Rating: 6
mz
I'm impressed by the ability of this band to stay average and overrated after all these years.
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