According to their Facebook page, Ruin Everything have been around for no longer than 19 months, during which they have been biding their time, slowly creating their first EP ‘Lioniser’, and what an EP it is. This isn’t your below standard, poorly constructed debut EP; this is something else entirely, something amazing.
Right from the first screams of ‘Leave No Man Behind’ right the way through to the abrupt ending of ‘The Growth Of Man’, Ruin Everything have created 10 minutes of pure genius. Their sound is a mismatch of everything, taking strong influences from punk and hardcore whilst adding elements from other genres such as technical metal and post-rock. There’s even a bit of jazz thrown in there for good measure too.
Not only do they writing chuffing amazing songs, but these guys are also incredibly talented with each song crafted to perfection, boasting complex guitar riffs whilst weaving in melodic solos and powerful choruses. Take ‘The Child, The Prince, The Martyr’, it’s a furious amalgamation of Architects and The Dillinger Escape Plan, within it containing a neck breaking breakdown that has your head banging away as if it’s a reflex.
The ‘Lioniser’ EP is one of the best debut EPs that I have heard all year. In fact, I would go as far to say that it’s one of the best debut EPs that I have ever heard. Their brand of well structured chaos is exactly what today’s rock scene needs, pushing the boundaries whilst keeping the main elements of rock strong and true. With only four tracks, they leave you hungry for more and yearning for a taste of their live show.
Written by Andy Roberts
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