Based out of Vancouver, Celestial Ruin started taking the scene by storm with their debut album The Awakening. Receiving favourable reviews in publications such as Rock-star Weekly Magazine professing a 4/5 star rating declaring, “If the Awakening is only the beginning of things to come, you’d best get on board now while the getting’s good.
‘Murder of Crows’ starts off really gathering pace and momentum, grazing the ears with a symphonic belt of power and intrigue, not to mention some superb keyboards. Larrissa’s vocals have a formidable lilt that suit the music down to the ground, without sounding ‘shrieky’ which is a great start to this EP. The clout from this track alone literally paves the way for what is to come!
‘Sense of Exile’ Once again the brooding slices of rhythms come at the ears in a feisty manner and are filled with fire and brimstone type of emotion that is raw and dangerous. The beautifully levelled melodies are impacting and raise the bar. There is a familiar haunting Evanescence sound that makes this all the more interesting.
‘No Quarter’ – nothing to do with Led Zeppelin I can assure you, apart from a familiar track name. This is an imaginative piece of music that delves into a serious and passionate affair of inflamed potency that wreaks havoc with the raw emotion that it radiates.
‘Nevermore’ focusing in on a slower pace with building inspiration. It edges forward boldly and stirs up emotion like a sandstorm. The powerful blend of music and words come together like a fine recipe and the full flavour is recognised as the weave explodes into captivating encounter. The vocal range is unnerving and has that ‘gasp’ moment attached to it.
‘Firestorm’ holding a marching rhythm this track proudly steps out into the limelight and seizes the moment in all its glory! It is a game changer as the beats take on a faster and more energetic pace and sonically seduces with a barbed breath.
This is one powerful EP that goes all out to shock and scintillate! It doesn’t have to try too hard either. All the signs point to Celestial Ruin being very successful in their endeavours.
The melody, the unabated power, vocals and musicianship combined are such a strong and unwavering force. It has the potential to be anything it wants to be, from cold and imposing to warm and radiating – the balance has been reached!
The gripping tracks play out like a grand scene from a reputable film that draws you into it and has you sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for what is about to unfold.
For some intense and beautiful passages Celestial Ruin are definitively the only ones to watch out for!
Celestial Ruin Pandora is to be Self-Released 20th May 2016