With one release squarely under their belt (this being the release) Ruinas de Sade make it known that they are here to stake their claim in the psychedelic land of doom. These doom merchants drill their brand of buzzing doom into your brain right from the beginning and after the last song is over your brain is still buzzing in place. This self titled release is a wholehearted doom effort that worships the riff and wants to provide you with a psychedelic ride to the imminent end.
Each song weaves through your ears and in and out of your head never letting you fully come back to reality. This self titled record is one that is incredibly low and slow and moves along at the pace that a glacier would, and all at the same time it is crushingly heavy and makes you buckle under its sheer weight. As heavy as this three course doom platter is, it is equally smooth and is digested with ease.
This is the type of release that you can listen to over and over again without getting overly saturated with buzzing doom madness or having to change the music to something else. Every song is very palatable and each song is enjoyable no matter how many times you feel like listening.
Ruinas de Sade is very groove oriented and is fueled and driven by heavy and hard hitting riffs. For the majority of the record the songs are lethargic and played at a tempo that almost makes your heart completely stop, but every now and then Ruinas de Sade breaks the cycle and plays with a more up tempo sludge filled sound.
Whichever sound you are getting you know that you will be subjected to thick amounts of incredibly fuzz lined riffs that are effortlessly velvety, with chunky bass lines, solid drumming and vocals that soar and stand out among the wall of buzz. The lyrics that are sung are not sung in English as they are sung in Ruinas de Sade’s native tongue which gives the album more flavor and intrigue than it already had.
This three track offering rolls along nicely and ultimately leaves you wanting more. There is a massive amount of music strung between only three tracks, so this release does warrant more than one listen, but each listen is well worth it.