Arise And Ruin - The Fear Of
Stereo Dynamite
Brutal Metalcore
5 songs (15'47)
Release year: 2006
Arise And Ruin, Stereo Dynamite
Reviewed by Marty
Formed in 2005, Arise And Ruin hail from Guelph Ontario Canada and are starting to make quite the name for themselves in the metalcore and extreme metal scene. This new release is a five song E.P. with three videos (two live) from the newly formed Stereo Dynamite label and sets the stage for their sonic assault on the North American metalcore scene. Recorded and produced by Unearth guitarist Ken Susi, Arise And Ruin should definitely appeal to fans of such bands as Unearth (obviously) as well as Killswitch Engage and As I Lay Dying.

In a stagnating genre with it being very difficult to tell one band from another, Arise And Ruin is jumping into the fray full force with the intent on filling in the big gaping hole that exists in this genre within the Canadian market. Bands like this are a dime a dozen in the U.S. but many of them fail to do shows in the smaller market cities. Enter Arise And Ruin who are currently on a cross country trek throughout Canada and The U.S. with a tour that's playing smaller cities and towns and picking up steam with every show.

There's absolutely nothing new that Arise And Ruin has to offer over the countless other metalcore bands. De-tuned guitars spewing out Slayer-like riffs, speedy thrash metal drumming styles and the guttural scream vocal style that is such a staple of this genre is all here. The five tracks here have very little to separate them from one another as far as arrangements and character other than the fact that they are pure sonic chaos. On every track, vocalist Ryan Bauchman sounds like he being disembowelled and guitarists Brent Munger and Greg Richmond churn out some nasty riffs (lead guitar once in a while would be nice guys!). Along with the 5 songs on this CD, included is a multimedia section containing three videos; a studio and live version of In Life as well as a live version of Rex Butcher.

Arise And Ruin is currently playing in and around Southern Ontario and if you're a metalcore fan, check them out. If not, stay clear. They are the epitome of everything that is good (or bad) with this genre depending on how you look at it.

Check out some sounds clips here

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