Carnosus - Dogma Of The Deceased
Orebro, Sweden's newest and blasphemous death metal sensation Carnosus is sure to make you bang your head until you bleed and pass out. The fiery energy on this repugnant release is so caustic and visceral that every rhythm and riff just comes at you like a wild, hungry pack of blood craving wolves.
Opening cut "Envenomation Of The Population" is a rabid song with its guttural and raspy vocals backed a nuclear annihilation-like double bass and snare drum assault. Not to be insensitive, but this song is the most fitting soundtrack to the COVID-19 pandemic the world is suffering through. The melodic but heavy as fuck lead runs also gives this song plenty of pent up emotions, courtesy of the band.
"An Elicit Practice" hits the head like a jack hammer on steroids, with its suffocated vocals, agonizing double bass assault, and guitars that blow the roof of off the listener's skull. Next track "Insidious Saviour" is just as brutally grueling to the auditory nerves. However, this track is pretty catchy with its explosive groove generated rhythms, definitely good for a violent mosh pit go around.
There are a total of 11 savage driven songs of total earth shattering mayhem and torturous suffering, which makes "Dogma Of The Deceased" such a repulsive release of sinister-sounding proportions. The melodic leads and riffs give this quintet a semi-unique dimension to the way they showcase their heavy as hell brutality here. Carnosus' music should appeal to fans of Grave, Edge Of Sanity, Unleashed, Dismember, and even Morbid Angel to some extent. This is definitely a very good first outing from a young band out of the Viking landscapes of Sweden. Listen to this album and let Carnosus corrupt your innocent spirit. Sathanat Records Sarjoo Devani