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Minsk / Ritual Fires Of Abandonment, The
Album:Ritual Fires Of Abandonment, The Collection:General
Artist:Minsk Added:03/2007
Label:Relapse Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-06-03 Pull Date:2007-08-05 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:22 Jul17 Jun10 Jun

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 21, 2007:Bloodstains Across Atherton
White Wings
3.Jun 09, 2007:Bloodstains Across Atherton
White Wings
2.Jun 13, 2007:Baptism of Solitude (extended mix)
White Wings

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2007-05-30 
Drifting, epic, vast mix of heaviness and some introspective mellow parts. Reminiscent of Neurosis, Yob, Beyond Dawn and the short-lived Bay Area band - The Gault. Overall a good album but it takes a few spins to get get into but it's worth it.

(((1))) Slow, winding and sort of crushing doomy “apocalyptic metal”.
((((2))))) Psych intro then moving into a straight-up heavy rocker. Not unlike Yob’s excursions into “way-out” doom then goes back to psych.
(((3))) Interlude with mellow piano, generally a “post-rock” feeling.
((((4))) Drum-laden, slowly, drifting into heavy doomy rock, a sax part comes into the 11 minute mark.
(((5))) Slow, mellow languid instumental. Even uses a similar sample that Neurosis used (on “Enemy of the Sun”).
(((6)))) Epic track with laser effects, slow and lunging build up and a general mix between the quiet sullen and the big, heavy parts

Track Listing
1.Embers 4.The Orphans Of Piety
2.White Wings 5.Circle Of Ashes
3.Mescaline Sunrise 6.Ceremony Ek Stasis