Ruiner. Gritty. Confrontational. Unapologetic. In today’s world of pacification and placation in the hardcore and punk scenes, Ruiner came screaming out of Baltmore in 2005 and they have not stopped, going from an overlooked band in a city people tend to ignore to being requested to play the most exclusive SXSW showcases. Hell Is Empty, produced by J. Robbins (Against Me!, Jets to Brazil, Modern Life Is War), is a brooding, caustic hardcore punk record - dirty, full of attitude and lyrical wit with a humor not found in most bands. Their sarcastic, clear fuck you to the world is well-written, powerful, and doesn’t care if you agree or not.