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Release date: 2 October 2012
Style: Drone doom metal, Neofolk , Noise

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8.1 | 7 votes

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7 have it
7 want it


01. Set Water To Flames
02. Salamandra
03. Burnt Offerings
04. Arsenikon (Faded In Dischord)
05. Disease Of Fear
06. Cup Of Oblivion

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IronAngel - 23.08.2012 at 01:11  
  Cannot wait. Salamandra sounds promising. It has that same "Nico goes medieval" aesthetic of The Die Is Cast. Droning and gloomy as hell. I predict a solid album.

http://soundcloud.com/profoundlorerecords/menace-ruine-salamandra
Draugen - 07.10.2012 at 19:05  
Rating: 9 Menace Ruine is a rather special and overlooked band in my opinion that plays a really interesting take on the drone doom formula. The music is certainly not for everyone and I personally have developed a sort of love/hate relationship with it after having plowed through the bands discography in the past week.

The latest album, Alight In Ashes, is probably the most even one quality wise, with the focus being on the the characteristic female vocals which is something I really appreciate. Together with the constant droning wall of sound this creates what I consider to be the main strength of the bands music - a haunting, almost ritualistic, atmosphere that often has a strangely soothing effect on me.

While some of the previous albums could get a bit too "noisy" for my taste at times, Alight In Ashes has a nice balance to it as well as a "cleaner" production. Having said that, it is still a fairly challening album that demands your full attention to be fully appreciated.

As you probably have figured out, I found this album to be highly rewarding and I truely hope that the band is able to get more recognition in the future as they certainly deserve it.
!J.O.O.E.! - 21.11.2012 at 23:59  
Rating: 8
Written by Draugen on 07.10.2012 at 19:05

Menace Ruine is a rather special and overlooked band in my opinion that plays a really interesting take on the drone doom formula. The music is certainly not for everyone and I personally have developed a sort of love/hate relationship with it after having plowed through the bands discography in the past week.

The latest album, Alight In Ashes, is probably the most even one quality wise, with the focus being on the the characteristic female vocals which is something I really appreciate. Together with the constant droning wall of sound this creates what I consider to be the main strength of the bands music - a haunting, almost ritualistic, atmosphere that often has a strangely soothing effect on me.

While some of the previous albums could get a bit too "noisy" for my taste at times, Alight In Ashes has a nice balance to it as well as a "cleaner" production. Having said that, it is still a fairly challening album that demands your full attention to be fully appreciated.

As you probably have figured out, I found this album to be highly rewarding and I truely hope that the band is able to get more recognition in the future as they certainly deserve it.

Well said. I pretty much agree with everything here, though I'd still place The Die Is Cast over this I would think. (and I do like the noisy album too).

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