Distributor/label: Wooaaargh Records
Buy Album: https://wooaaargh.bandcamp.com/album/ruined-nation-restart
Band website: https://www.facebook.com/ruinednation4020
Markus – guitars / vocals
Snoe – drums
MJK – drums
06. Heinz Christian
07. Under Control
08. Same Ol’ Story
11. Created by Humans
12. Painted Black
After six years of silence, Austria’s grind/hardcore masters Ruined Nation are back sadly with their swansong. As they noted, ‘Restart’ marks the self destruction of the band. It would be okay if the last album was a boring, crappy one, but instead this effort is amazing and full of energy.
Ruined Nation mixes their influences and different genres in such a great way, and it makes the songs enjoyable for various kind of fans. Basically it’s a mix of hard, grind and metalcore with additional touches of d-beat. On top of that the guys even take a pinch of death metal as well. And for this whole melting pot, the great production puts the crown on. Maybe it sounds a bit too much for some, but believe me: it’s great! Fans of Wolfbrigade and Converge will dig it. Proper moshing material.
This kind of violent and angry music with this level of professionalism is much needed in the scene: I have no clue why the guys are calling an end for it.
I have to agree with the band that this release serves as a perfect burial for them, but they could go on a tour with ‘Restart’: I would love to hear these songs live. By the way, the fact the trio will no longer play together doesn’t mean that they’ll waste their talents: The members are in various other outlets – Implore, Six Score, UGF and Bechophon are available to please the fans of heavy grooves.