Carnal Decay – You Owe You Pay- 6.8 \m/

Carnal Decay

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You Owe You Pay

Released February 10, 2017

Carnal Decay is:
Vocals: Michael Kern
Guitar: Isabelle Iten
Bass: Nasar Skripitskij
Drum: Markus Röthlisberger

 

 

 

 

Today we take some time to cover last month’s fourth full length album by Swiss BDM outfit Carnal Decay.  The first thing I will point out is the over the top album artwork. You can’t help but like it, it’s not some sort of spacey multi-dimensional abstract piece of art.  Its cover art that really projects to the viewer what the album will be like. Its blunt, and straight forward just like the music is. its a little over the top, packs a punch and seems like its definitely something worth checking out.

They start the album with “No Sequel” a blast saturated track that is heavy hitting from the first note. You have to really appreciate breakdowns in metal to fully enjoy Carnal Decay, this first track delivers the breakdown and sets the bar. When I listen to this song I just think of all the live performances this band does, and how there must be some poor bastard that got tickets to a show that they were not prepared for.  This song really sets the album up for the few who have not heard Carnal Decay before.  I think this albums track list is very appropriately laid out.  Not sure everyone will agree with me, however I figure it would be hard to argue after listening to this album start to finish. This album has many elements of brutal death metal, and hardcore/ metal.  You Owe You Pay really walks a line of brutal death and hardcore fueled breakdowns. The vocals have a very wide range to them, while the guitars don’t.  And I am not saying that is a bad thing either. All I am saying is, Isabelle seems very confident in her sound and style.  When you listen to the album you don’t hear a mixture of different guitar tones, and experimental sounds. There is a plan, and she sticks to it, playing BDM, with catchy riffs, and a heavy sound. The ability to throw a really catchy section in, songs like “Show Your Fucking Face” around the 1:12 mark it doesn’t come off like something you would hear form a BDM band. But I really dig it.  This band is playing really catchy, heavy, and fun BDM.  Yes I said fun, you look at the album cover, and you listen to the lyrics, read the song names, and get to the breakdowns. Yea it is fun to listen and enjoy the album that they created.  It’s not boring, it’s not dull, “Murder  A La Carte” is another great example of a song that is not only fun, but should come with a warning that the haymakers will be flying and people will be spitting Chiclets if they don’t stay alert.  Song after song I find myself enjoying this album for what it is. It’s a full length album just overflowing heaviness, and breakdowns that will cause some listeners to lose their shit altogether.  The guest vocals on this album are pretty tight too. You have Julien Truchan on Your Guts my glory, and also Melchoir Borg on Show your Fucking Face. This album is a good listen, its heavy, it has guest vocalists, and it has fast rapid fire blasting as well as killer breakdowns. The guitar, and bass are matched sonically to not overpower one or the other, but to provide equal destruction to the listener’s ear holes. It doesn’t seem like they came into this trying to win Grammy, and they didn’t come to make little to no impression either. They came to fuck shit up, plain and simple, and I think that’s exactly what they do here. They didn’t re-invent the wheel. They came to make heavy music, that’s exactly what they did.  They don’t pussy foot around it, they just come right out, and do what they came to do.  While I must admit I did enjoy this album let it be known it won’t win album of the year. There are too many people that look for that album of the year and focus on it. Well what I can say about this album, is if you have heard Carnal Decay before, than you won’t be disappointed, if you haven’t heard them before. Be prepared for a style you have not witnessed before or often. It’s a solid album, no fluff, and because of that I don’t feel this is anything less than 6.8/10 \m/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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