Coming in as a Death Metal/ Grindcore band from Sweden back in 2006, P. Myren and P. Fransson started the band "After some beers and a three song demo they decided to record a full album". Adding "Von Pest" and M. Askinen to the session, they gave birth to their first album Zombiefied Slaughtermachine back in 2010.
After the release of the first album, they found M. Fiebig and R. Karlsson to join the band and they made this album "Carnage, Slaughter and Death. Shortly after that M. Fiebig decided to leave the band, and they now have a new drummer, J. Johansson.
That is a lot of members coming and going in a short period of time! However, how does this album sound? Well like a death metal album should, hard fast and no reprieve of letting up! The vocals go in line with how fast paced this album is.. and even though Iwouldn't know how they do it live... they keep the hard fast pace of the guitars, bass and
drums going through most of the songs.
The first song which is named the same as the title of the album hits you in the face with everything at once, giving you the feeling that this will be something to listen to when you are needing to be screamed at for 46 minutes.
Most of the riffs are really solid and they make the songs flow evenly for a death metal band, it appears they do know what they are doing for the genera they are portraying.
Vocals can be heard through the growing and screaming for the most part showing they aren't just trying to make something out of nothing, they are actually giving this something to listen to for the fans out there. They don't over use the echo effects you would find in albums now, and they actually make a solid effort to have the instrumentals
go with the vocals and not have them sound separately.
I have to admit Sweden and various parts of Europe know how to make some great metal music, and this is up there with a lot of the other stuff out there. The songs times are pretty average for any Death Metal album, the shortest one coming in at 2:50 and the longest one at 5:24.
I however do not have a best and worst on this album as my expertise isn't that great on this style of music, but, it isn't something that gives me a instant headache, which is abonus!
So overall I do have to give this album a solid 9/10, I feel there could have been some quick fast solos put into the mix to separate the songs out a bit you do have some rhythm "solos" between the vocals but not quite enough to give it a unique feel to it.
"Suffering Ascends" does have a quote from one of the Rambo movies, which is a nice added touch to the song when you find out where it comes from.
So is this a worthy album to pick up, YES, if you enjoy death metal! This album came out Feb 5th, so you have every chance of picking it up!
For now this is PK saying ROCK ON, and we will see you next time!
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