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Review: Diabolos Dust - Ruins of Mankind
Diabolos Dust
Ruins of Mankind

Label: Massacre Records
Year released: 2011
Duration: 53:10
Tracks: 11
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: January 11, 2012
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Ruins of Mankind

Rated 4/5 (80%) (2 Votes)

The music on Diabolos Dust's Ruins of Mankind is the kind of groovy Thrash that can trace its lineage back to bands like Sepultura, Biohazard and Slayer. The album is full of mosh pit-friendly riffing and shouted vocals that occasionally flirt with Death Metal growling. There are a couple of exceptions to this formula, notably the Traditional Metal-inspired "Fading to Grey" and closer "Never Surrender," but for the most part the album varies little. The songwriting is a step below the originators of the style but everything is played with plenty of energy. There are spots when the time changes, from faster tempos to slower, groovier riffs, almost feel like they might become nu-metal breakdowns, but Diabolos Dust successfully avoid any forays into that despised realm.

I neither hated nor loved Ruins of Mankind. It is good when on but isn't particularly memorable when not.

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