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Ruiner: What Could Possibly Go Right...What Could Possibly Go Right... (2005)
1917 Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Ruiner is a new band, and thus, their name is probably going to bring up the immediate thought of A Wilhelm Scream due to that band's last effort. And while I'm sure it's a distinct possibility the members of Ruiner enjoy that record, their sound is one that draws more from the hardcore side of thin.
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Ruiner is a new band, and thus, their name is probably going to bring up the immediate thought of A Wilhelm Scream due to that band's last effort. And while I'm sure it's a distinct possibility the members of Ruiner enjoy that record, their sound is one that draws more from the hardcore side of things notably more than the punk assembly. Similarities may be drawn to With Honor and early Modern Life Is War, but Ruiner seems fairly unique doing an otherwise paint by numbers sound.

Production-wise, the slightly raw finish of the band's 8-song CD|EP What Could Possibly Go Right... (released previously on a 7" via Firestarter / Grave Mistake) suits the band's sound well. Ruiner sounds pissed off, and that's evident in their liberal "fuck" usage, but it's not because their friends broke edge, or because their crew isn't receiving proper medical benefits; no, Ruiner manage to stray from their genre's clichés, instead opting for more emotional territory, sounding honest in their explorations of tense relationships and reminiscing of better times; "I remember just how it used to be / When the nights were fucking ours / and those summers last too long / but that feeling was as depressing as the day my eyes met yours." You'll find With Honor's musical influence most prevalent in "A Bridge Too Many" with its unrelenting tempos and galloping guitars, while the lyrical base nods to MLIF as it speaks briefly of shallow small towns. The band doesn't take themselves entirely seriously, however, as noted in the breakdown of "Adhering to Superstition" with the broken up chants of "If / I / had / a / time / machine...hell yeah!" "Paint Peals" is as great as straight-forward melodic hardcore punk comes, speeding along its first forty-five seconds or so and culminating in the break point of gang vocals shouting "Holy shit, who fucking cares?!"

I can't say enough good things about 2005 and hardcore. This year really has produced a number of good records for the genre, and even so, many of them are previews of things to come. Ruiner's debut here is quite the addition to this ever-growing pile; recommended.

MP3s
Paint Peals
Getting Over the Overs

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Out Go the Candles

 

 
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punkcdsampler (December 5, 2010)

Perfect hardcore EP.

CCSummers (September 13, 2007)

good good good shit

Stefano (September 6, 2006)

this was the best record last year easily and one of the top three bands running right now. SHIT IS AMAZING. there i said it.

Jello-core (June 15, 2006)

I recently saw Ruiner in Rochester and was overly impressed with their performance. They put together a very energetic set that felt seamless. The singer seemed really pissed off and never stopped running back and forth shouting at the top of his lungs. He seemed to be the only member of the band moving; but they sounded amazing live. Really promising stuff.

Anonymous (April 2, 2006)

This time It's for me, this time it's for us FUCK YOU, FUCK YOU, you'll never see...

Thats not even the line... not to say its amazing but still atleast know what your talking about

Anonymous (April 2, 2006)

The name honestly came from a Nine Inch Nails song...

etwiels88 (March 22, 2006)

IF

I

HAD

A

TIME

MA-CHINEEEEE

HELL YEAH

Anonymous (March 17, 2006)

i cant think of a more deserving band, although farewell hope( ruiners old band) will forever own ruiner.

Anonymous (November 30, 2005)

they got their name from the simpsons...

"you ruined everything, you ruiner!"

Anonymous (November 12, 2005)

no way they got the name from a wilhelm scream...Ruiner has been a band since summer 2004

CherryColaRain (November 11, 2005)

Great realease. But they did get their name from AWS new album...I mean really, where else? as for AWS's new realease I still love it, however i don't find it as catchy as i found "Mute Print". Now that right there, is still worth them 10 bucks I paid for it with.

givemeamuseumandillfillit (November 9, 2005)

I listened to this cd a few days ago, and seriously, i don't care about the lyrics, but these lyrics are honestly the worst i've ever heard.

This time It's for me, this time it's for us FUCK YOU, FUCK YOU, you'll never see...

Those lyrics are plainful even for this brand of hardcore.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

Has anyone else found that after a couple months the new Wilhelm Scream record has become fucking boring? I loved it when I first heard it, now I get to the second track and turn it off.

Flowbee (November 8, 2005)

I saw these guys with Day Of The Dead (from Portugal!) and they were impressive. The singer was this little dude and he was so pissed. His face would turn a bright red/purplish shade while he was screaming out lyrics. I thought he was going to have a brain aneurysm.

But yeah, good band.

fallingupwards84 (November 8, 2005)

i saw this band over the summer and fucking loved it.
they put on a great live show and the music is very genuine.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

This sounds good, but it can't be as good as A Wilhelm Scream's new album.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

wow two maryland hardcore bands in the same pile of reviews.

AlmostPunkEnough (November 8, 2005)

Actually I like these.

Fucking shite.

are you doing that on purpose?

gophgirl (November 8, 2005)

Actually i like these.

gophgirl (November 8, 2005)

Actually i like these.

gophgirl (November 8, 2005)

Actually i like these.

gophgirl (November 8, 2005)

Fucking shite.

gophgirl (November 8, 2005)

Fucking shite.

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

still too much metal in it

Anonymous (November 8, 2005)

MD MELODIC HARDCORE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>HELLLLLLLLLYEAHHHHHHHHH

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