CD review CARNIFEX ‘World War X’

(8/10) Deathcore days at Nuclear Blast. One week after having released Thy Art Is Murder’s newest album it’s Carnifex’ ‘World War X’ being next crushing Deathcore album that hits the shelfs.

The Californian quintet proves with their newest longplayer that Deathcore is much more than solely noise. Album number seven lasers in again on brutal and soul-bleeding Extreme Metal and picks it off where they ended three years ago,.

Starting with an apocalyptic intro it’s the title track that kicks in with a brutal riff and aggressive growls. As with their label mates Thy Art Is Murder also Carnifex never drowns in sonic chaos. With all the brutality in place it’s well-placed breaks, like in ‘Visions of the End’ that adds extra tension to the mix. These pattern breaks are the extra spice this kind of music needs to limit a risk of repetitiveness.

Besides all of this Carnifex for sure doesn’t enter the fields of prog. Sonic wrecking balls like ‘Eyes of the Executioner’ and ‘Hail Hellfire’ are merciless Extreme Metal attacks that doesn’t leave any space for interpretation.

Another interesting song on the album is entitled ‘No Light Shall Save Us’ with no less than Arch Enemey’s Alissa White Gluz contributing with vocals. This song is again an impressive example for the musical flexibility of the vocal range of the Canadian singer. Furthermore it’s the calmer middle part that creates a great counterpart to the rest of this face-smashing Metal attack.

‘World War X’ is Carnifex next devastating musical strike. It’s shows the band in good shape and form with Extreme Metal songs that are a musical blast. So fasten your seatbelts and press ‘Play’.


(8/10)

Tracklist:

  1. World War X
  2. Visions Of The End
  3. This Infernal Darkness
  4. Eyes Of The Executioner
  5. No Light Shall Save Us (feat.Alissa White-Gluz)
  6. All Roads Lead To Hell
  7. Brushed By The Wings Of Demons  (feat. Angel Vivaldi)
  8. Hail Hellfire
  9. By Shadows Thine Held

Label: Nuclear Blast

Genre: Deathcore

Release Date EU: August 2nd, 2019

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