Now Crankin- Carnifex: Slow Death
It's safe to say that Californian Deathcore outfitters Carnifex are one of the most popular acts within the mid 2000's era and has contributed and established themselves to make a genre naturalistic at finest. Slow Death is the latest chapter prior to 2014's Die Without Hope which gain commercial success known for its Death Metal inspired compositions, Black Metal esque progressions and a darkened atmosphere which later enhances a punishing blow. Musically, Slow Death is their darkest, angriest and gritty albums in over a decade as they borrow influences from Cradle Of Filth and Emperor to the more straightforward and chaotic components we know from this band. With songs such as Six Feet Closer To Hell, Drown Me In Blood, Countless Of The Crescent Moon and my personal favorite track the opening of Dark Heart Ceremony there's piano arrangements, blackened structures, atmospheric layers of spiteful songwriting and the musiciality is absolutely perfection. Carnifex always seem to study their degree in music not only to experiment multiple signatures to incorporate various elemental of music but I see Carnifex becoming a more Death Metal band than Core. That reason being is because there's some small breakdowns within the album's context and records including Until I Feel Nothing and Hell Chose Me they've started going into a more diverse approach and while Slow Death is more of a Black/Death Metal penetration, these guys always stick to consistency and progression making the music authentic and enjoyable.
Overall, this is the best album they've done and my personal favorite record of theirs! 💀
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