As a huge fan of Anicon and Yellow Eyes, I knew that I couldn't pass this one up, and it does not disappoint. My only gripe is that it could be longer. Cutthroat, berserk-mode war metal for the discerning saber-rattler.
Favorite track: Bestial Magnetism.
New York’s Ruin Lust have spent the better part of the last decade spreading a drape of black violence across the dank basement corners of the deepest underground. Though temporarily dormant after their debut the band returned with new music in 2019 with ‘Sacrifice’. And now in 2020 the third Ruin Lust atrocity ‘Choir Of Babel’ marks the band’s 20 Buck Spin debut.
Thoroughly uncompromising and bestial, ‘Choir Of Babel’ squanders no time on subtlety, laying waste with barbaric ferocity via a ruthless attack crafted not to disappear in a blur of forgettable noise but devastate with jagged menace and complexity. Visions of blood red bodies in mass graves, piles of broken skulls and decimated fields strewn with carrion pervades the war-like stench of death conducting this primal choir.
Whether called Death Metal, Black Metal, War Metal or something else, the suffocating savagery of Ruin Lust has no remorse for destruction left in its wake, only more cruelty.