Honestly good for what it is, tho I’ve never been a fan of orthodox tinged black metal if nothing else is done to it. The title track is actually quite interesting but it just takes way too long to get there. That said I mean the riffing is actually not bad, and I’m kinda glad this isn’t just mindless assault and there’s some nuance and subtlety to this album, which I can rarely say about black metal as a general. Might give their other release a try though, there is some potential here i guess.

7/10

LINK: https://paganrecords.bandcamp.com/album/path-to-ruin