23 NOVEMBRE 2018

I’m happy to listen a great album, this Russian band presented this mini album which has done a great mix between heavy riffs and melodic – guttural voices.

The first track is called   "Oda", which is based on the poem "Bands of passion and Mirth" by John Keats. I like this song because of the dark melodies. The melancholy and nostalgia that they gave us is really amazing. The song seems like it’s alive. Maybe this is my favorite track.

The second song “After apostasy” is another great track, to be honest I felt like you are gonna march into a battle. I really enjoyed this song, sometimes I can hear the influence by DRACONIAN but with another type of personality.

“Beautiful Dawn” is another masterpiece in the album which reminds me a lot the influence of classic heavy metal bands. I like how they play with symphonic elements as well.

"Escape" based on great Dante Alighieri's poetry "The Divine Comedy"  is the next song, I love the intro because it reminds me a lot of PARADISE LOST, very well created, I like how the play with augmentations and diminished in times. Even I can hear a touch of progressive metal.

"I am the sun" is the next song it could be “the ballad” of the album, I like how the band change the sound, the symphonic arrangement are spectacular and the melodic voice made an amazing job, “Fairytale” is an instrumental track, fantastic!!! The piano is the starring in this marvelous song. We listen the pure gothic side of the band on this track.

The final track is “Snow” a marvelous piece which merge the best of every song.

In short, I’ve been amazed by this album. Poetry of the ruins, is an ambitious work in which you can find the musical taste and the ambition of the members of the band. Only one point, the band needs to work mastering and mixing to get a better sound, but I know they will do it in the future!


Line Up:

Alexander Popovich – guitar, vocals, lyrics, music;
Miron Kosciukow – viola, arrangements;
Alexander Konshen – bass;
Dmitry Belunkin – keyboards;
Nikolay Utkin – drums;
Vladislav Nikolaenko – guitars;
Yulia Alymova – vocals, keyboards.

Guest musicians:
Victoria Kirillova – soprano


Alex Montenegro