Celestial Ruin – “The Awakening” EP (2011)


Independent Release

Review by Tony Cannella

From Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada comes the Gothic, Symphonic Metal outfit Celestial Ruin. The band has not been together for a long amount of time, yet their debut EP; “The Awakening” boasts professionalism in both the musicianship and songwriting. The opening track “From Beneath You” begins with a thumping bass to open the song as the track quickly morphs into a catchy, straight-forward metal track. “Goddess” is next and begins with a slower tempo as the truly beautiful vocals of Larissa Dawn joins in. As the song progresses the tempo speeds up and gets heavier. This song quickly became my favorite of the four songs featured here. “Behind These Doors” is next and begins with a nice piano intro, before developing into a nice, melodic mid-tempo number. Vocalist Larissa Dawn shows off her diversity on this one. “The Hunted” neatly wraps things up, after about 18-minutes. Celestial Ruin is currently looking for a label and if they continue to progress, based on what is presented on “The Awakening”, they should find a home in no time. This band has tons of potentia.

Rating – 73/100



  1. From Beneath You
  2. Goddess
  3. Behind These Doors
  4. The Hunted


Line Up

  • Larissa Dawn – Vocals
  • Logan Constant – Guitar
  • Nathan Loflin – Keyboards
  • Mike Dagenais – Bass
  • Adam Todd – Drums



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