Spinning My Ruin¹s latest release, A Prayer Under Pressure of Violent Anguish, is a simple pleasure. The neo-goth album is solidly crafted with obvious skill, delivering consistently strong tracks one after another. Fronted by former Tura Satana leader Tairrie B. and featuring a new lineup that includes Downset drummer Chris Hamilton, My Ruin is technically proficient. Sinuous, heavy guitar grooves are topped with Tairrie¹s exquisitely gutteral growl. Though she can¹t really sing, per se, she¹s versatile she can bounce between a bat-outta-hell roar and a sensual spoken-word whisper without hesitation. Beauty Fiend is a natural single hook-y and cleverly written with riot-grrl sentiment. There¹s an excellent cover of Nick Cave¹s Do You Love Me, as well as a paean to the late James Lynn Strait of Snot. This is an album worth owning intelligent thematic structure delivering a satisfying metal cocktail of fury and faith.