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Forte Ruin: Forte Ruin

Hailing from Lahti Finland, Forte Ruin formed in 2011 under a different name and have recently released their debut self-titled three song EP. The band is Arttu Ruusunen (lead vocals), Saku Aaltonen (guitars and vocals), Samu Aaltonen (guitars and vocals), Arto Viitanen (bass and backing vocals), Veli-Matti Kyllonen (keyboards) and Jere Aaltonen (drums).

The band plays melodic death metal with the emphasis on catchy riffs and a varied vocal approach including intense vocals and screams and excellent clean vocals to soften the somewhat harsh brutality. Now I have never professed to be a fan of harsh vocals but for me the music works so much better when clean vocals are added to the mix. In this regard the band do a great job.

Heavy riffs, sound effects and soaring lead guitar highlight the heavy "Alienated Humanity" whereas a tasty guitar groove and melodic keyboards make "45 Days" another highly listenable slice of atmospheric death metal. The last track "Enter The Masquerade" is my favourite. The overall vibe is one of melancholy and the keyboard solo and piano outro are album highlights.

Looking forward to hearing what the band does over a full length album.

Track Listing:
1. Alienated Humanity
2. 45 Days
3. Enter The Masquerade

Added: November 13th 2015
Reviewer: Jon Neudorf
Related Link: Band's Facebook Page
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Language: english

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