Greek mathcore mavericks Blame Kandinsky deliver crushing intensity and mind-bending visuals on new single/video 'Ruined'
The song is an exciting precursor for the album, taking in a host of influences from some of the math and hardcore greats in Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan and the recently-reformed Botch, along with hints of their more modern contemporaries in bands like The Sound That Ends Creation and Vorvaň. It's a head-fuck of huge angular riffs, distressed vocals and emotional intensity off the chart, the track ending in a completely different place to where it began, showing the true proficiency of the band and the versatility in their songwriting, and highlighting a huge prospect for the future if they can keep up this level of quality.
The video itself is a hilarious, thought-provoking and often quite intentionally disturbing stop-motion collage with levels of surrealism that would make Salvador Dalí question if he's too tame. Demonstrating their social and political commentary on a lot of the issues that have plagued the world over the last few years, from Covid to corrupt politicians, police brutality to... auto-fellating deer?, Blame Kandinsky don't shy away from tackling controversial but also very personal issues, a foreshadowing of the themes throughout the concept of Eclectic Ruiner.
Speaking on the album, guitarist Marios Samaris remarked:
Of 'Ruined' itself, he said:
Eclectic Ruiner is out Dec 2 via Venerate Industries.