This final stretch of 2010 has reserved some good works, thus creating the adage "By the washing of the baskets is harvest”, and the specter of Sludge/Doom lately we have been confronted with some records that we have not stayed indifferent: the new album by Salome, "Terminal", as been dissected here a couple of weeks ago and this album's debut, also, American Archon. Although they are quite different in its musical approach, ultimately convey a somewhat similar set of sensations, painted in a palette of grays and loaded.
Rooted in classic bands like Black Sabbath or Pentagram, add nuances to their sound that brings us to some Electric Wizard or go head first into more experimental fields where Neurosis arise immediately.
So with this picture, what about this "The Ruins At Dusk"? What seems most obvious, is the melting pot of influences that resulted in four themes of good quality, heavy but without losing the sense of melody, with a steep slope very interesting instrumental - listen to the final part of "Helen ( Ruins At Dusk) "or the perplexing" The Fate Of Gods ", which, throughout its 'quaint' 21 minutes, captures the sound of this septet (which features a cellist! list of collaborators in the band), demonstrating that despite moving in a circle rather overcrowded project, indicate lines of evolution and approach to its sound, can create for themselves and for us some expectations of future minimally auspicious. If getting music the fate of the gods, look for some more sounds of their own destiny, then. (14/20)