Whores.
Ruiner


4.0
excellent

Review

by Statrick Pickles USER (63 Reviews)
January 3rd, 2012 | 19 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Well it's sort of like Reptar if he wasn't a fictional green dinosaur from a kid's show...

On any given night, Christian Lembach suffers anywhere between two and seven brain aneurysms; there's about a 35% chance that Travis Owen's drumsticks formerly played the roles of his tibiae; Jake Shultz's bass amp has caused clinical deafness in at least two dozen people. While none of the preceding statements are based whatsoever in fact, a listen or two through Ruiner just might get you wondering. The five-track debut EP from Atlanta's Whores. displays the trio's uncanny ability to put their angst, anguish, and general discontent into an audial form best described as a septum-bashing, and to do so without any gimmicks, frills, or blood-stained death-masks.

To put it one way, Lembach's unbridled songwriting very accurately reflects the fact that living amongst some of today's less than grateful, self-centered scumbags is often akin to brushing one's teeth with sandpaper. Ruiner is the barbed-wire floss to counteract that; it is the means by which these three southern noise-rockers bite back against the world's shitty ways and its shittier inhabitants. Opener 'Daddy's Money' recapitulates the story of that certain vapid, over-privileged bitch that everyone seems to know, whose father's rent checks just happen to go right up her button nose instead. Or take a track like 'Tell Me Something Scientific,' whose production and execution are as raw as its anti-religious-fundantalist message is obvious. Even the fact that the track's central riff and melody resembles those of the intro to 'Fake Life' just a little too closely is so easily forgivable considering the group's incredible propensity to grind their message home - in a nice way, if that's at all conceivable. Despite its noise-rock roots, nothing about Ruiner comes off as inaccessible: its unrelenting noisiness carries as much purpose and direction as its songwriting, meanwhile maintaining enough of their "fuck-off" attitude to lend the album its cutthroat allure. It vividly recalls and rehashes all of punk-rock's most essential mantras and motifs whilst supplementing them with some seriously pulverizing neo-monolithic riffage, cementing Ruiner as an end-of-the-year record worth delving back into a now retired 2011 for.



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iFghtffyrdmns
January 4th 2012


7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Also posted: http://www.muzikdizcovery.com



Streak: http://whores.bandcamp.com/



RIYL: getting angry / getting pulverized

Satellite
January 4th 2012


20826 Comments


i feel like i've seen this album title somewhere before :/

clercqie
January 4th 2012


6515 Comments


Cool review, pos!

Maybe I'll check this out, seems interesting. Love the rec section btw ;)

djunior
January 4th 2012


859 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Solid review!



This album great, cool to see it get some attention here.

pos'd

Digging: Jamie xx - In Colour

iFghtffyrdmns
January 4th 2012


7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks guys, yeah it's a cool record

they're touring now too but apparently only stopping in a bunch of pretentious cities

accompliceofmydeath
January 4th 2012


4313 Comments


No blood stained death masks? Fuck this.

Naw, this looks good though. I dig some noise rock. And lol at your recs section.

Irving
Staff Reviewer
January 4th 2012


7366 Comments


Your writing makes me want to review again, so hard. Anwyays, good job mate - have a pos. This doesn't really sound like my cup of tea, but if I come across it I'll keep what you wrote in mind.

Wizard
January 4th 2012


19838 Comments


I love how concise and informative this review is. Good job dude! Sounds like it would appeal to my tastes as well.

Xenophanes
Staff Reviewer
January 4th 2012


10746 Comments


I love your off the wall but still incredibly informative style. Review is gold, man.

iFghtffyrdmns
January 4th 2012


7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

daw shucks thanks bros



IRVING PLEASE DO REVIEW AGAIN SOON

Adabelle
January 4th 2012


4271 Comments


Short but sweet, casual review, I like it. Possibility that I'll check it out at some point..

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
January 7th 2012


7504 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I enjoyed this

eternium
January 7th 2012


16352 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is a good band. Too bad they keep playing at the 21+ venue in Atlanta.

eternium
January 7th 2012


16352 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh, why does the review say Gainesville when the band is from Atlanta?

iFghtffyrdmns
January 7th 2012


7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hum. that's weird - i swear their bandcamp said Gainesville in the upper right hand corner but I just checked and it's not there. Perhaps I am mistaken, I will fix that when I have less shitty internet access.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
January 12th 2012


7514 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Cool review! Yeah. This EP rules! Daddy's Money can't save you now...

Digging: Luna Sol - Blood Moon

Spec
May 4th 2012


28428 Comments


kewl

xandermander
January 28th 2013


626 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is some groovy shit. Great EP

ILiveInNetherlands
April 2nd 2014


512 Comments


Man, this is sick.



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