Victory Records' Darkest Hour teamed with Soilwork producer Devin Townsend (the Strapping Young Lad mastermind-producer who helped Lamb of God hit its stride) for 2005's Undoing Ruin, a breakneck reenactment of the Gothenburg sound. The disc's weakest moments exhibit residual emo damage -- the chorus of "Convalescence" features "Nothing scares me/Nothing thrills me," followed by some blathering about contempt, time, and wrongdoings -- but the screaming-lead war march "This Will Outlive Us" thunders as powerfully as anything you'll find in most straight-up metal.
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