Idle Ruin – Idle Ruin (EP Review)

IDLE RUIN - EP cover

Idle Ruin is a blackened death/thrash metal band from Australia formed in 2020, releasing their self titled E.P. later the same year.

Aggression, anger, and attitude are delivered in gigantic quantities by Aussie newcomers Idle Ruin – with their four-song debut E.P. a crushing cacophony of blistering death infused thrash metal. In just eighteen minutes, Idle Ruin delivers a rip-roaring roller coaster ride of pace and power. Not for the faint of heart, the band tear through the E.P. with tremendous force, slugging the listener with savage brutality, leaving cuts and bruises that’ll need urgent medical attention.

The barrage of savagery is let loose with the ferocious ‘Whipped To Death’. Hitting harder than a dozen freight trucks all at once, ‘Whipped To Death’ is a crushing, violent attack with savage intent. A no holds barred, give it all you’ve got opening, Idle Ruin has stunned with a ferocious opener. ‘Spiritual Contagion’ sees the ferocity level doubled, and the aggression level tripled! The shredding guitars rip through sinews with ease and the vocals rain fear down on every pair of listening ears – and if your ears ain’t bleeding, it ain’t loud enough.

What a stunning first two songs – and the second two are more of the same, but with added adrenaline and punch. The lightning-quick ‘The Devil’s Trade’ is a thrusting jackhammer style pummelling. The brutal force is phenomenal, delivering a bone snapping eargasm. The final song on offer is the atom-splitting, black matter smashing, ‘Gods Of Glass’. With its gut-wrenching vocal display, ‘Gods Of Glass’ is vicious and cruel – delivering a final bout of sensory GBH to thrill and excite.

Overall, a ferocious four-song assault of superb thrash, with the highest levels of aggression and savagery I’ve ever heard.


Whipped To Death
Spiritual Contagion
The Devil’s Trade
Gods Of Glass

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Release Year: 2020
Label: Independent
Category: Album
Country: Australia

Reviewed by Iron Mathew for Frenzy Fire, Metal Gods TV, and Metal-Roos.