Distress Of Ruin – Insights Review

It goes without saying that I loved Distress Of Ruin’s debut EP Predators Among Us, and I still listen to it on a semi-regular basis several years on, which shows how much of an impression it left on me! The band is finally back with their long-awaited new EP Insights and it is definitely a great listen.

Insights doesn’t quite grip you in the same way that Predators Among Us did, and plays out as more of a slow burner, but that’s not a bad thing – it just means you need to listen to it a few more times for it to get completely under your skin. There’s a darker vibe to the EP as a whole and it really works for the band.

Each track packs a punch as Distress Of Ruin power through the five tracks, and things come to a head with the mighty-sounding closer Ablaze In The Ruins. The keys in this one add a great atmosphere to it, both when utilised as a lead and backing instrument (I especially like the body they give the song when presented underneath the vocals!) and the guitar solo in the latter half is absolutely mighty!

As a whole, you can’t really go wrong with this. Distress Of Ruin have followed up their previous EP well, and the future still looks bright for this talented band.


About Natalie Humphries 1854 Articles
Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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