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Age of Ruin

Age of Ruin
Formed: 1998 in Fairfax, VA
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Group Members: Patrick Owens, Colin Kercz, Derrick Kozerka, Chris Fleming, Ben Swan, Brian Kerley, Joe Scheibel
Biography: Often compared to At the Gates and In Flames, Age of Ruin has frequently been described as a "melodic death metal band." In other words, they have embraced certain aspects of death metal -- dark, disturbing lyrics and choked, larynx-shredding, evil-sounding growls -- but they are far from the sort of ...Read full biography
Black Sands of the Hourglass
Released: 2004
Label: Tribunal Records
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Every once in a while, a death metal/black metal album will come along that is vocally extreme more than it is musically extreme; Black Sands of the Hourglass is such an album. In terms of vocal style, ...Read full review
The Tides of Tragedy
Released: 2004
Label: Eulogy
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With so little quality melodic death metal to go round on U.S. shores, one can't help but want to pull for Washington, D.C.'s Age of Ruin, whose year 2000 debut album, Black Sands of the Hourglass, put ...Read full review
More Age of Ruin albums: Main Albums (2), Singles & EPs (1)
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