Three years have passed since Forte Ruin’s initial step in to the melodic death metal echelon. Now, three years later Forte Ruin is back with a five track EP by the title Rebuilding the Machinery. Forte Ruin continues on where they left off three years ago with their self titled EP as they supply you with incredibly catchy, heavy, melodic and of course memorable tunes. Much like other melodic death metal bands, Forte Ruin balance both the heavy and the melodic to provide you with an overall smooth and incredibly palatable listen.
Each of the five offerings within Rebuilding the Machinery are undeniably catchy, undeniably melodic and undeniably heavy. This EP will be stuck in your head for some time to come never able to shake any one of the tracks that appear on this release. Forte Ruin does a great job of constructing tracks that are easy to listen to and never stop listening to. With very solid musicianship that is backed with both gritty roars as well as pure angelic clean sung vocals, you become entranced never wanting to leave your listen or pull away from your speakers. Backing everything in melodic and serene fashion are ever present synths that tack on to the already melodious nature of Forte Ruin. These synths propel each track further, pushing them in to an even more melodious and wondrous soundscape than before.
As melodic and light as these tracks on Rebuilding the Machinery can be, Forte Ruin certainly does not skip out on supplying you with heavy head banging offerings. With melodic and serene comes the heavy and punishing as Forte Ruin provide you with rapid fire crunching riff after riff that are backed by ever blasting, somersaulting drumming. Forte Ruin balances the melodic with the heavy very well to create a sound that is wondrous, very infectious and highly memorable.
Rebuilding the Machinery is an all around solid effort in which each of the five tracks are just as good as the others. The balance of melody and heavy handed death metal here works so well gifting you with a cohesive listen that is hard to forget. With heavy riffing paired with the ever melodious synths and with harsh gritty screams paired with wonderfully clean sung vocals you are treated to a well rounded and well constructed effort. This is another great step for Forte Ruin in the right direction and it will be exciting to see what they have to offer when a full length appears.
Take a look at the official video for Rebuilding the Machinery below!