The Ruins of Beverast - Rain upon the Impure
1Fifty Forts Along the Rhine
2Soliloquiy of a Stigmatized Shepard
4Blood Vaults I: Thy Virginal Malodour
5Soil of the Incestuous
6Balnaa-Kheil the Bleak
7Rain upon the Impure
Length: 1:19:55

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56 Comments for 'The Ruins of Beverast - Rain upon the Impure'
‹‹ #1 ›› By Ván_Fan on Jun 25th, 2012 @ 23:33 GMT

you can be sure anything released by ván records is going to be amazing

‹‹ #2 ›› By Rolan on Jul 14th, 2012 @ 16:14 GMT

this is amazing stuff right here, never heard anything like this

‹‹ #3 ›› By Inkvlto on Aug 13th, 2012 @ 3:26 GMT

"How can all this be the product of one man's imagination?"

It's exactly what I thought and keep thinking when I listen this album. Genius.

‹‹ #4 ›› By Fortune on Oct 16th, 2012 @ 20:49 GMT


‹‹ #5 ›› By Wilbeerthoven on Nov 27th, 2012 @ 4:36 GMT

" Black Metal's answer to Mozart, Beethoven and Wagner" Ignorance is a bless! Shit review although i like "Soliloquy of the Stigmatised Sheperd" as well...

‹‹ #6 ›› By Wilbeerthoven on Nov 27th, 2012 @ 17:08 GMT

I hear it all night long and I must say it really deserves to be the #1. Anyway the beginning of the review is still retarded.

‹‹ #7 ›› By Konig on Feb 27th, 2013 @ 18:16 GMT

I am enjoying this album immensely, this is beyond description indeed

‹‹ #8 ›› By Muort on Mar 15th, 2013 @ 20:14 GMT

This really paints a vivid picture in my mind while listening to it, far more so than anything else I have listened to within the genre of black metal. The fact that Ruins of Beverast is just one person project really is unbelievable. I'm going to check out other albums by this musician/artist. Alexander Mielenwald? I salute you.

‹‹ #9 ›› By Marcus on Jun 28th, 2013 @ 4:46 GMT

I listened to this album for the first time about a week ago, and I can't seem to stop playing it nonstop. This is some of the most well composed and emotionally draining music I have ever heard.

‹‹ #46 ›› Reply to #9 by Zed on Mar 28th, 2019 @ 18:31 GMT


‹‹ #10 ›› By Marcos on Aug 7th, 2013 @ 5:09 GMT

This is the best?

‹‹ #11 ›› By 3rase on Sep 24th, 2013 @ 21:54 GMT

Actually a fantastic album. But you have to preparew yourself with plenty of ambient black metal in advance, then give this one a few spins.

Only then will you be rewarded. An amazing listen.

‹‹ #12 ›› By Ahab on Oct 25th, 2013 @ 7:29 GMT

Couldn't agree more. There is just something mysterious about this album, his work in general.

‹‹ #13 ›› By Chris on Oct 30th, 2013 @ 21:12 GMT

Still perfect after hundret times of listening. Really, nothing compares to rain upon the impure. Its atmosphere is unbeatable!

‹‹ #14 ›› By Bamahammer on Jan 14th, 2014 @ 18:01 GMT

Disappointing and I still can't delve into it completely regardless of how hard I try.

‹‹ #15 ›› By menasj on Jan 15th, 2014 @ 2:37 GMT

try harder

‹‹ #16 ›› By janoz on Jan 20th, 2014 @ 12:01 GMT


‹‹ #17 ›› By Kazouma on Feb 23rd, 2014 @ 12:31 GMT

Rain Upon The Impure deserved to be the best black metal album because it simply amazing album from the atmospheric, dark, mysterius feeling and amazing through long journey of a record.
A genius one man project by von Meilenwald.

By the way, what black metal bands or albums do you like Bamahammer and Marcos?

‹‹ #18 ›› By Kyle on Mar 10th, 2014 @ 7:46 GMT

Listening to this was quite the experience. Blown away.

‹‹ #19 ›› By Parabellum on Mar 14th, 2014 @ 19:33 GMT

This is my favorite BM album ever, i love everything about this album, the atmosphere, the lyrics, the voice, i don't understand why are people who don't like this masterpiece

‹‹ #20 ›› By black454 on Jun 30th, 2014 @ 17:52 GMT

Pretty boring album, really. I wouldn't listen to it again. I have no idea where these high ratings come from but don't kid yourselves, this is not the best black metal album, not even close.

‹‹ #21 ›› By Paw on Nov 11th, 2014 @ 8:45 GMT

Hail! Hail to this album.This album is really monumental behemoth.
Creating a superb atmospheric dimension that make listener enjoying to the end. Rain Upon the Impure is The most eerie album i've ever heard and the best Black Metal Album.

‹‹ #22 ›› By Ragna on Dec 11th, 2014 @ 16:06 GMT

the best black metal album ever ! it creates an intense atmosphere that brings it up to the very crown of all albums

‹‹ #23 ›› By 666ishumal666 on Dec 12th, 2014 @ 18:29 GMT

Simply the best

‹‹ #24 ›› By blasp on Jan 5th, 2015 @ 20:13 GMT


‹‹ #25 ›› By Oscar on Jan 14th, 2015 @ 6:17 GMT

I keep coming back..

‹‹ #26 ›› By Oleg on Jun 17th, 2015 @ 8:17 GMT

Best, really? Quite boring

‹‹ #27 ›› By brian on Jun 23rd, 2015 @ 2:41 GMT

Answer to Mozart, Beethoven and Wagner? I think not. This does not even come close to those composers. Don't be so god damned ignorant.

‹‹ #28 ›› By Klang on Oct 12th, 2015 @ 12:50 GMT

On this review i went out and got this album and by the 3rd track i was indeed in 'Rapture' bloody brilliant .

‹‹ #29 ›› By JF on Feb 15th, 2016 @ 16:41 GMT

Still unbeaten?

‹‹ #30 ›› By Satyr on Aug 11th, 2016 @ 14:50 GMT

The best album?

‹‹ #31 ›› By Dunkelheit on Aug 13th, 2016 @ 20:38 GMT

Although an un-conventional starter, this was the first black metal album I ever listened to attentively. Its a black abyss in the form of music, and truly one of the most befittingly 'atmospheric' BM albums out there. Its not for everyone, but I do applaud it being chosen as no. 1

‹‹ #32 ›› By Anti on Oct 5th, 2016 @ 4:46 GMT

This needs a vinyl release, not to sound like a hipster. I want the purest sound for this album.

‹‹ #33 ›› By Odine on Oct 6th, 2016 @ 12:31 GMT

It has a vinyl release. Look on Discgogs.

‹‹ #34 ›› By mikaro on Mar 31st, 2017 @ 15:37 GMT

Yo, Ruins of Beverast, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but Taake has the best album of all time! The best album of all time! Hordalands Doedskvad!

‹‹ #35 ›› By LEMMYS WART on May 14th, 2017 @ 0:08 GMT

mind boggling!!

‹‹ #36 ›› By stephen on Oct 12th, 2017 @ 3:37 GMT

This album will never be topped by any band.

‹‹ #37 ›› By Anant on Nov 13th, 2017 @ 12:57 GMT

It is A Pure Legendary Album ... No Album Can Ever Be Like This One

‹‹ #38 ›› By Che Guevara on Feb 15th, 2018 @ 22:30 GMT

People here like to overrate this album, don't they?

It's not that good people, calm down.

‹‹ #39 ›› By LEMMYS WART on Mar 22nd, 2018 @ 22:51 GMT

che, trust the wart its awesome......

‹‹ #40 ›› By Atul on Mar 28th, 2018 @ 11:44 GMT

As Anant Said This Is Best Album To Ever Listen

‹‹ #41 ›› By Atul on Apr 13th, 2018 @ 7:12 GMT

Best Among Best

‹‹ #42 ›› By Sushmita on Jun 26th, 2018 @ 7:48 GMT

Best Atmospheric Black Metal Album

‹‹ #43 ›› By BOB VILLAIN on Sep 30th, 2018 @ 20:07 GMT


‹‹ #44 ›› By Requiem on Feb 9th, 2019 @ 3:47 GMT

This album obviously appeals to a lot of people, and maybe it does deserve to be first in some sort of universe, but I just don't see it.
It's a very impressive album, no doubt about it, but for me personally it just doesn't grab me. In fact, despite the many different movements and moments, I find it all a bit unexciting. I'll make sure I come back to it from time to time though because it's a huge work to unpack.

‹‹ #45 ›› By titanite shard on Mar 7th, 2019 @ 15:29 GMT

Wow it's been awhile since I've visited and impure is still no.1
This is a great album no doubt and I've listened many times but I feel a couple of tracks could have been trimmed so the album length comes in between 40-50 mins.
Nice vocals on this.

‹‹ #47 ›› Reply to #45 by Imperator on Mar 28th, 2019 @ 18:34 GMT

Well, one thing to take into consideration is that we haven't rated or reviewed any albums for about 6 years. When we get back in gear, this album might finally be dethroned.

‹‹ #53 ›› Reply to #47 by Saulo on Nov 18th, 2019 @ 0:41 GMT

When are yall coming back ? Your ratings are on point, and I doubt this album will be dethroned, but would be nice to see some new albums on the top 100 like Liber Lvcifer from Thy Darkened Shade, that album is 10/10.

‹‹ #54 ›› Reply to #53 by Imperator on Nov 18th, 2019 @ 10:54 GMT

Possibly near the end of next year (although I've been saying that for some years). Thanks for your appreciation!

‹‹ #48 ›› By Titanite Shard on Apr 1st, 2019 @ 14:31 GMT

Six years! well that would account for it.
Hey don't get me wrong I'm not saying it does not deserve no.1
I can see why this album is top and it's the best Beverast album by far for me.
It really is a skull crusher and may not be dethroned.

‹‹ #49 ›› Reply to #48 by Imperator on Apr 1st, 2019 @ 14:51 GMT

Indeed, it may not :)

‹‹ #50 ›› By rockianol on May 15th, 2019 @ 10:52 GMT

Pure darkness falls upon impure lights

‹‹ #51 ›› By jhc on Nov 12th, 2019 @ 4:21 GMT

Great album!

‹‹ #52 ›› By vile on Nov 13th, 2019 @ 22:24 GMT

Just discovered this website and went to look at the top 100 list and saw this album that i never had heard of before. I just finished it and gotta say that this is one of the best fucking pieces of music i have ever heard. Felt liked the fucking spirit of my body just lifted up in the sky and took away.

‹‹ #55 ›› By Loki on Jan 20th, 2020 @ 17:24 GMT

killer stuff

‹‹ #56 ›› By Darkness on Apr 6th, 2020 @ 21:43 GMT

This album is God for me

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