"Straight Out of Hell" (Self-released; 2008)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Westchester County, NY metal outfit Left in Ruins have struck a brutal melodic death metal goldmine on their latest nine-track offering "Straight Out of Hell."

Meshing neck-snapping grooves with a slew of meat-and-potato crossover riffs (“Destruction”) with a vocal delivery seemingly summoned from the bowels of the abyss (“Straight Out of Hell”), Left in Ruins pounds you to the ground with an authentically hellacious blend of musicianship and savagery (“Path of Blood”, “Side With the Reaper”) with an surprisingly widespread metallic foundation capable of transcending genres without losing ferocity.

For more information, check out http://www.leftinruins.com.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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