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There really is
no describing RUINS sound accurately. They play something of a fusion
of punk and progressive rock, with an emphasis on everything at once.
Almost all of their music features the kind of angular riffs and meter-changes
made famous by maligned prog bands such as Gentle Giant and Emerson, Lake
and Palmer, but with precisely 0% of the pretension or general pomposity
many people associate with that music. Personally, I think it's the best
possible thing that could ever have come out of progressive rock. This
is hardcore. This is Ruins. -Pitchfork
Pioneers of the Drum & Bass duo, Japan's RUINS are renowned around the
globe for their incomparable form of hyper-kinetic hardcore prog rock.
Their influence is heard in the music of John Zorn's Naked City, Fantomas,
Lightning Bolt, Yowie and a generation of musical freakouts, but RUINS
continue to evolve and lead the charge. Pallaschtom further deepens the
story as RUINS take a dark turn into an even more tight, seemingly unplayable
compositional style, loaded with percussive frenzies, blistering bass
guitar contortionism, and inimitable vocal stylings sung in a language
of their own invention.
Following the release of "Vrresto", their split 7" and comic set with
HIGH ON FIRE, and a cross-country "bassist wanted" summer tour, "Pallaschtom",
previously only available overseas, has been extensively remixed & remastered
(and in some cases, re-recorded) by RUINS founder Tatsuya Yoshida for
it's domestic release.
The album closes with three medleys; extremely popular at live performances,
but largely unheard by American listeners: The Classical Music Medley,
The Hard Rock Medley and the Progressive Rock Medley, which, between the
three, compress nearly a hundred song history of music into just over
six minutes, covering Vivaldi, Black Sabbath, Yes and most points in between.
Classical Music Medley
Hard Rock Medley
Progressive Rock Medley
- Download an MP3 from "Pallaschtom" at the AUDIO
- Read more about Ruins at their BAND