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Foretoken – Ruin

foretoken – ruin

Foretoken is a perfect example for modern folklore as the six songs tell about Norse mythology, Russian fairy tales, Greek mythology, Hindu stories, and Celtic folklore. The different stories are presented in a very clear vocal style which was very surprising.

The song writing supports the lyrics very well and is well balanced between heavy riffing and orchestrations and especially the intros will attract your attention. They build up a beautiful tension in every song. The only negative point is the length of the songs. A little cut couldn‘t hurt. Due the long duration the songs which all start very nice, end up in a mash up of Black Dhalia Murder and Cradle of filth. five minutes are maybe often better than ten.

But listening to the record is still a nice journey through folklore and mythology from around the world. “Ruin“ sets the bar very high for every future release and fi there is more in stock of this calibre you can totally count me in. (HaCeBo)