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Deathcore, which emerged in the early 2000s, is a sub-genre of metalcore that fuses elements of hardcore punk and death metal. Deathcore is similar to metalcore musically, except it is generally heavier, with a stronger emphasis on blast beats, death metal growling vocals, and more intense breakdowns. The genre has enjoyed moderate popularity in the extreme metal scene.

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CARNIFEX Graveside Confessions

Album · 2021 · Deathcore
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Kev Rowland
Not long before turning to their eight album, Carnifex lost lead guitarist Jordan Lockrey, and the core quartet decided to continue as they were for the time being, which allowed a little more room in the music for the bass to make it presence felt. Given it was nearly fifteen years since their debut, ‘Dead In My Arms’, they also revisited that and re-recorded three of those songs for inclusion on this album – only bassist Fred Calderon did not play on the originals as he joined just after it was recorded, with the rest of the line-up of course being founder members Shawn Cameron (drums) and Scott Lewis (vocals) with guitarist Cory Arford.

This album was engineered in-house by drummer Shawn Cameron, the band recorded it almost entirely themselves with the help of Mick Kenney for the mixing and mastering, which means they had total control over the whole process. It also allowed them to reacquaint themselves with working as a quartet and what that meant for the music, and while there are overlays it is not to the extent one would expect with a twin guitar attack, and the arrangements are more balanced with Scott often brought back into the band as opposed to being over the top. They have a blackened approach to their deathcore, and the result is polished and exciting, although not quite as menacing as one might expect given the artwork. During the tumultuous year past, a new rawness arose, and examining this rawness ended up being a form of retreat. “It was another set of events that we couldn’t have predicted; sitting home, no alternatives other than to look at your problems, and write some music. In that setting, you get a very visceral version of us,” explains Lewis. “It makes for a very intense album, not just through the writing process, but through the listening journey, as well.”

This is a great place to start with Carnifex, who have a new life and presence with this release, and it will be interesting to see where they go from here. Fans of deathcore certainly need to seek this out.

CARNIFEX Slow Death

Album · 2016 · Deathcore
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Kev Rowland
Carnifex are one of those oddities, in that their core line-up has been incredibly stable pretty much since formation, and they even survived a year-long hiatus intact. At the time of this their sixth album in 2016, they still had founder members Shawn Cameron (drums) and Scott Lewis (vocals) while Fred Calderon (bass) and Cory Arford had both been there since 2007, with just guitarist Jordan Lockrey being relatively new, joining the band in 2013 when they started up again. When looking around at reviews it is interesting to see that this is quite a polarising album in that many people love it, while others feel it should not even be listened to as it is that bad. As for me, I definitely subscribe more to the former view than the latter, as while it may not be the most exciting release out there, it has something which lifts it from many.

This is deathcore, and while we do get a gentle moment or two in “Life Fades To A Funeral”, for the most part this is full on with heavy riffs and a band which are very tight indeed. The first half of “Countess of the Crescent Moon” actually shows a striking departure from the norm as if the whole album was like this then we may well be talking more about Cradle of Filth style Black Metal, but they soon return to form and growls combined with hard-hitting riffs and pummelling drums. Given how long these guys have played together it is no surprise they are tight, and they are certainly not strangers to being out on the road playing with the likes of Cannibal Corpse to the somewhat lighter Parkway Drive, which shows the cross genre appeal they have.

Polished yet still heavy, with finesse here and there, this is an enjoyable romp through the genre.

RINGS OF SATURN Rings Of Saturn

Album · 2022 · Deathcore
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RINGS OF SATURN has been on the SF Bay Area scene since 2009 and has been a leader in the fusion of technical death metal, progressive metal and deathcore along with themes of alien worlds and outer space. The band has referred to its style as aliencore, a term that pretty much describes them without all the extended nomenclature. Having emerged in 2010 with its unique style of proggy deathcore with experimental touches, RINGS OF SATURN has been popular throughout the 2010’s and has released five albums along with three instrumental versions of three of those.

After 2021’s “Embryonic Anomaly Remake” the band began implode after guitarist / bassist / keyboardist Lucas Mann threatened long term record label Nuclear Blast with slanderous assaults on the label’s reputation. What initiated this remains a mystery however the label was having none of Mann’s explosive vitriol and dropped the band like a hot potato. Soon vocalist Ian Bearer jumped ship followed by guitarist Joel Omans and drummer Marco Pitruzzella which pretty much left Lucas Mann as the only founding member. Having no record label MANN decided to release new material independently and completely reinvent the band.

The eponymously released RINGS OF SATURN album has finally risen from the ashes in the middle of 2022 and shockingly takes the project in a completely new world of experimental metal. While the tech death, deathcore and prog metal are still here to be heard, this album deviates significantly from anything from the past in that for a majority of the album’s run it drops the metal completely and dabbles in everything from trap EDM and jazz to trip hop and even symphonic orchestrations. Probably quite a shock for those who follow the band considering this is one band that has always delivered an electrifying energetic delivery of deathcore in full fury with the psychedelic and progressive accouterments serving as contrast as opposed to the majority of the musical style.

Another feature that is completely new is that RINGS OF FIRE is now completely instrumental with no vocals to be heard. The result of all these changes amounts to a very bizarre mishmash effect that isn’t as bad as it sounds given the complexity of the instrumentation and virtuosic performances but isn’t as good as it should be either. Deathcore fans are not known to be the more open-minded and explorative in nature when it comes to the cross-pollinating of disparate musical genres so it comes as no surprise that this one is getting panned big time. Yeah, pretty much everything the band had developed in its career is mostly gone. No more themes of extraterrestrial civilizations and outer space sagas. No more vocals, no more energetic fury. This sounds like a completely new band because it basically is.

Whatever happened between Mann and Nuclear Blast has resulted in Mann getting the raw end of the deal. Was it a dispute over creative license or something more childish? Whatever the case this new direction from RINGS OF SATURN is an interesting one but not well executed in the least. This really sounds like an artist stumbling over itself to find a new direction to head. The music equivalent of throwing spaghetti on the wall to see what will stick. All in all i can’t say this is a totally bad release if taken on its own terms but it’s not really a memorable one either. Even the hardcore death metal and core elements have been neutered. This album really sounds like a lost puppy trying to find its home. Something tells me this one is leading it straight to the humane society. Too bad. A Bay Area cult legend is no more. R.I.P.

CARNIFEX Graveside Confessions

Album · 2021 · Deathcore
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Necrotica
Back in a 2010 interview with Noisecreep, when asked about being part of the deathcore scene, Carnifex vocalist Scott Lewis stated: "We're not one of those bands trying to escape the banner of deathcore. I know a lot of bands try and act like they have a big problem with that, but if you listen to their music, they are very 'deathcore.'” And that mentality has been incredibly important to the Carnifex sound over the years. Many bands have tried to escape deathcore’s large, infamous shadow to seek what a large constituent of the metal scene would consider more “respectable” genres of extreme music. Just think back to Job for a Cowboy’s eventual transformation into a progressive death metal act with Sun Eater, or Whitechapel’s excursion into more experimental territory with 2019’s The Valley. But Carnifex are a bit different. While they’ve added a nice helping of black metal influence and a menacing atmosphere to their music over the years, there’s something to be said for a group that stays in the same genre and tries to perfect it as much as they can.

With Graveside Confessions, this trend most certainly continues. While the lack of Jordan Lockrey’s solos continues to be felt, Cory Arford’s relatively diverse guitar leads fill in the cracks nicely. Something that immediately stands out about this record compared to past Carnifex albums is that the transitions are starting to become much smoother, whether it be the seamless fusion of melodic and groovy segments that make up “Carry Us Away” or the way the beautifully melancholic instrumental “January Nights” is followed up perfectly by the furious aggression of “Cemetery Wander”. The black metal elements are also on full display on Graveside Confessions, and they remain a welcome presence. “Countess of Perpetual Torment” (which already sounds like a Cradle of Filth song title as it is) is probably the biggest example of such, even combining its tremolo guitar riffs with a nice backdrop of symphonic keyboards to increase the spookiness factor.

But again, the band still haven’t strayed away from the beaten deathcore path they’ve trodden since their inception; instead, it’s all about the little tweaks they’ve made to their sound over time. Even the breakdowns themselves have become much more creative; while the end of “Cursed” sports a pretty simple chug, the strange out-of-tune guitar lead in the background immediately provides a more intriguing and haunted feel to the outro as a whole. Then you have “Talk to the Dead”, which has a recurring melodic riff that’s presented in different ways throughout the tune. It starts out in a black metal-influenced tremolo-picked manner, only for Arford to eventually fashion a harmonized guitar outro with the same melody. Little bits of diversity like this are what often separate Carnifex from the deathcore pack, and perhaps the best song to represent this would be the instrumental track “January Nights”. It’s worth noting that the band have already done a song like this before, with “Dead in My Eyes” and “Life Fades to a Funeral” immediately coming to mind. However, “January Nights” is like the culmination of their efforts with those tracks; this is the first time they’ve attempted a full-length non-interlude piece in this style, and it’s a fantastic way to break up the aggression the rest of the album exhibits.

Still, not all is perfect. I’m a bit baffled as to why the re-recorded songs weren’t just released as bonus tracks. Sure, it’s cool to hear these old Carnifex songs in a new light - and with better production, of course - just to see how far they’ve come. However, if you’re trying to listen to Graveside Confessions from front to back, just be aware that this one’s much more of a time sink than the band’s previous records because of these re-recorded cuts. Also, as is the case with just about every Carnifex album, the lyrics are still pretty damn shaky. Random f-bombs are still scattered about to remove the listener from a given song’s atmosphere, and stuff like “One of these souls has a shelf life/that fucker wanted me dead by 25/and every day since I’ve been restless/I know it’s just a matter of time” (from “Seven Souls”) is just as cringy as it’s ever been. Unfortunately, given the lack of progression found in the quality of Carnifex’s lyrics, I somehow doubt they’ll get much better in the future.

Regardless, Graveside Confessions stands as one of the band’s best works to date alongside Slow Death and Until I Feel Nothing. I feel as though they’ve finally settled into a pattern now, in the sense that you usually know what you’re going to get with a Carnifex record but it’s guaranteed to be a cut above your average deathcore act. They know what they’re about, and they’ll continue to strive for the best version of themselves with each passing release. Much like Cannibal Corpse before them, there’s a consistency in Carnifex’s output that’s admirable whether you enjoy their work or not; their brand is a reliable seal of quality, and Graveside Confessions is yet another feather in their cap.

BRAND OF SACRIFICE Lifeblood

Album · 2021 · Deathcore
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Death and extreme metal acts and their fans are used to enduring ignorant plebs and establishment music critics shilling for a paycheck calling the genres "noise" unworthy of their respect, let alone attention. Of course most of these morons couldn't actually give you a working definition or heuristic for differentiating music from noise. When pressed to provide one, you'll usually hear an entirely non-musical explanation like, "yOu CaN'T EVen heAr thE LyRIcs!!!"

With that said, I would imagine it is less common for actual fans of death and extreme metal to level the noise accusation at acts within the genre no matter how much they may not like a specific act of record. But alas, here I am, perfectly confident in my assessment that Brand of Sacrafice and their latest record, Lifeblood is more noise than it is music.

The experience I had listening to this record is similar to what I experience when trying to tune my car radio to a specific station but, owing to my movement or location, find my sound oscillating back and forth between two clashing stations vying for dominance over the same frequency. One channel is playing generic deathcore circa 2011 while the other is running commercials or electronic music. The broadcasts fade in and out of each other creating an insufferable experience warranting turning off the radio altogether.

Most upsetting of all is this band's meteoric rise to prominence within the last 3 years. This trend is sure to spawn more clones and the proliferation of this unique brand of "noisecore." And in response, all I can do is stand ready with more 1 star reviews.

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