Monday, October 16, 2023

297: Ruin Lust

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 297 features an interview with Sam Bennett and Jack Wilson of Ruin Lust.

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Ruin Lust's pitiless onslaught transcends genre. The New York band's atonal sound coalesces around the grimmest elements of underground music - a welcome resistance to the progressive and melodic tide sweeping over the US death and black metal scenes.

I spoke with guitarists Sam Bennett and Jack Wilson about how Ruin Lust is a repudiation of the scene politics they experienced in their previous band, and why genre distinctions are artificial. We also discussed why they wrote songs for their latest album Dissimulant without concerns for how they'd be performed live, and why they haven't had a full-time bassist.

My thanks again to Sam and Jack for speaking with me, and to you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

"Primal Vision"
taken from the album Ruin Lust

"Prison Of Sentient Horror"
taken from the album Choir Of Babel

"Infinite Regress"
taken from the album Dissimulant

Ruin Lust on Bandcamp

Ruin Lust on Instagram

Dissimulant on Bandcamp [via 20 Buck Spin]

Samuel Bennett art on IG

The Outer Limits:

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