Ruin Lust are a band from New York that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a bestial mixture of war, black and death metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "City Of Babel" which will be released in March by 20 Buck Spin.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album before going into a very fast, raw and brutal war metal direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very chaotic style while the vocals are mostly bestial growls.
Angry sounding black metal screams are also utilized at times while the riffs also add in a small amount of melody at times. The songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them as well as all of the music sticking to a very heavy, raw and brutal sound and the closing track is very long and epic in length.
On this recording Ruin Lust remain true to the bestial mixture of war, black and death metal that they had establish on their previous release. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover war, death and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ruin Lust and if you are a fan of war, bestial black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Prison Of Sentient Horror" and "Rite Of Binding". 8 out of 10.