Celebrating the ten-year mark since THE RUINS OF BEVERAST was founded, and following a four-year wait between LPs, Blood Vaults… is undeniably one of the year’s most awe-inspiring creations associated with the extreme metal underworld. The record flows and rages with nearly an hour and twenty minutes of grandiose, dominating black metal infused with unforgiving doom metal overtones, cryptic soundscapes and passages, brilliant organ-enshrouded orchestration, choral arrangements and some of the finest blasting percussion one can track down anywhere; the signature attack of THE RUINS OF BEVERAST. As always, every element of the new album’s precision percussion, axemanship and synth-laden atmospheres over its nine winding movements was fully conceived and executed by Meilenwald, the devastating drummer and one of the chief songwriters for now defunct legion Nagelfar, in addition to drummer for Truppensturm, Verdunkeln and more. The LP’s striking cover art by Axell Hermann (Asphynx, Grave, Samael, Sodom) boldly portrays the religious depravity and brilliant decay of the album’s lyrical tone.
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Blood Vaults — The Blazing Gospel Of Heinrich Kramer (Cryptae Sanguinum — Evangelium Flagrans Henrici Institoris is available now via CD digibook, gatefold 2xLP, a lavish 2xLP pressing and digital once again through the act’s direct cooperation with the cult label VÃ¡n Records (Nagelfar, The Devil’s Blood, Urfaust, Year of the Goat) as with the three previous TROB LP’s.