Throat Full Of Heart
21 January 2008
by Lynsey Wright
Just as My Ruin were due to go in to the studio to record their latest album, Throat Full of Heart, vocalist Tairrie B was involved in a very serious car accident that almost lost her her arm and her life.
Having undergone both a skin graft, and a long, slow healing process, the recording finally commenced, and it was after this that the album took on a whole new level of meaning for the band.
With ‘Through the Wound’ claiming that, “On the other side of the scars, the way out is through the wound”, the raw emotion is clearly audible in Tairrie’s voice and the pain that she went through from her accident is clearly projected through the music.
Nowadays it’s difficult to find this much passion, with more and more bands opting for the easy route of just banging-out a few killer riffs and screaming like a little girl over the top of it. Not to say that Mick Murphy doesn’t play killer riffs, he definitely does and his are more honest, more natural and more brutal!
Harking back to the classic metal bands from way-back-when, with Black Sabbath being a prime example, My Ruin put their own modern spin on the best of the best and Throat Full of Heart perfectly documents this.
Watch the video to ‘Ready For Blood’ by My Ruin
With one of the strongest opening tracks in the history of albums, ‘Ready For Blood’ packs a punch of real rock ‘n’ roll raunch. Not letting-up for a second, ‘Memento Mori’ follows with a guitar riff that threatens to ruin rock ‘n’ roll music forever, for fear of never hearing anything as heavy or good ever again.
As soon as you’ve regained composure, ‘Slide You The Horn’ comes along to spoil your day all over again as even with a sexy, danceable-feel it’s still commanding and it still reigns complete brutality.
This all-killer-no-filler offering from LA’s finest is proof that rock ‘n’ roll ain’t dead: it’s still brutal; it still hurts; it doesn’t get much better than My Ruin.
Sounds like: My Ruin, sex
Top tracks: Ready For Blood, Memento Mori
My Ruin – Throat Full of Heart tracklisting
Ready For Blood
Me Without You
Slide You The Horn
Not This Time
Nothing Is Sacred
Through The Wound