Another new track released from The Ruins Of Beverast’s Blood Vaults
The Ruins of Beverast are another band we here at The Monolith have been really loving (or at least I have, I can’t speak for my fellow writers) and we’ve talked about them before when they revealed “Ordeal” the second teaser track from their upcoming album Blood Vaults. The album is a concept album about the life of Heinrich Kramer, a German churchman in the 15th century who wrote the Malleus Maleficarum, which is a treatise on the prosecution of witches. Blood Vaults will be one long audio journey divided into 3 parts over 9 songs, for a run time of about 78 minutes. This gives the individual songs that we’ve heard the feeling like they’re incomplete. It is clear that this is meant to be listened to as a whole album, not as individual songs.
And yet, here we are to tell you about another “teaser track” from the upcoming release. The new track, which premiered over at Pitchfork, is called “Daemon“. It is a rapturous listen, spending nine minutes wreathed in a miasmal darkness, incorporating pure primal terror as a palpable musical element. The music casts a dark spell over you, almost making the lights in the room you’re in seem dimmer. The presence of a church organ and a strange choir create a veil that masks the barely concealed insanity, like a thin film of water over a thick and roiling swamp that would soon become your final resting place were you to not tread so carefully. The sickly amalgamation of black, death, and doom is utterly transcendent.
Go listen to “Daemon” here
If it isn’t apparent by now, I am overwhelmingly excited for this album, and I predict it to be one of the best of the year, if not the best.
Blood Vaults will be available in September on Ván Records.
What do you guys think? Are you excited for this record? Have the three songs released whet your appetite? How do you think it compares to the rest of his material? Sound off in the comments!