Cauldron   In Ruin
Release Date: 2016

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3.1 goodVoivod STAFF | January 15th 16

Haven't heard the previous Cauldron albums, so I am not aware how the band differentiates itself in this one. It seems, though, that a conscious effort was made in rounding the edges of late '70s/early '80s hard rocking metal, in favor of a more anthemic sound. While the effort is successful, all songs feel overly similar, especially in view of the "linear" rhythm section and the fitting, but rather unimpressive vocals. Favourite track: Come Not Here. Stream:

1 Bumps | Bump

3.0 goodXenorazr | September 5th 16

Catchy, casual 70's/80's throwback. This is a no-frills deal; you'll know exactly what you're in for listening to any of the nine tracks. Fair background music for an 80's themed party that's nearing its end.


3.0 goodelcrawfodor | January 14th 16

Look past the snooze-fest opener "No Return / In Ruin" and the rest of the album offers some fun riffs to mindlessly headbang to. Unfortunately, the drumming's pretty boring, and the vocalist sounds like a post-food-poisoning James LaBrie. The middle of the album's pretty decent, even if its instrumental is just an "Orion" wanna-be.


3.5 great67BAZINGA | May 1st 21
2.5 averagelalchimiste | July 27th 20
3.5 greatmozzarellafashion | June 29th 19
4.0 excellentInveigh | October 14th 18
3.0 goodProle | September 18th 18
2.5 averagewalfernu | April 2nd 16
3.5 greatgallus90 | March 25th 16
4.0 excellentMarxman | February 14th 16
3.0 goodMathMetal09 | February 8th 16
4.5 superbCaelum | February 7th 16
4.5 superbvisitant | February 2nd 16
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3.0 goodmanosg STAFF | January 19th 16
3.0 goodOldManGramps | January 19th 16
2.0 poorBradleyLayne | January 13th 16
3.5 greatChamberbelain | January 12th 16

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