November 12th, 2012
With the embers of History Of The Hawk slowly turning to ashes, listening to their debut full-length leaves you unable to escape a sense of the retrospective. There’s no “where do they move on from here?”, no “well, there’s always next time”. It’s a good thing that these Black Country punks have left themselves a mighty fine legacy then. ‘Future Ruins’ is a short, ferocious burst of experimentation with some mind-bending changes of tact. One for the faint-hearted, this ain’t.