Unleash The Carnivore
Review by Death8699 on July 20, 2019.
I cannot see why there's so many bad reviews for this album. Maybe it's the vocals because the music is simply sick! It's a well worth listening for 35 minutes. The guitar riffs are what've stuck to me the most. And the brutality of this record. People have to understand that bands change or evolve. Sometimes it's for the better or for the worse. To me, this is the only Devourment I'll listen to, for now at least. They've got enough brutality in this release than any one that I've heard of lately including Dying Fetus. They're not super-fast when it comes to songwriting, though there are some moments when there are blast beats.
I think the vocals are the downfall of this album, they're too burly. But that's the way they wanted it and it meshes with the tunes. Just don't try to decipher what is being said, you're better off sticking to the music. A lot of it is slow and just downright heavy! When I first listened to this, I hated it! I thought "there's no way I can get into this." I was mistaken. I'm now hooked on it. It's everything, the music, vocals, drums, and duration for each song. They average an approximate 4-minute songs in length. The production quality is solid, too. I like this band. Things to look for in this album are the dynamics of what's going on here. This band thrives on slow heavy riffs and a lot of palm muting (for you guitarists). Yes, the songs are pretty slow, but it's appropriate. They're not a technical death metal band. They fall under a different category.
I thought it was good the more I listened to it. Everything seemed to fit together. The music, vocals, drums and production. One thing they're lack are guitar solos, there aren't really much if any of those. But what to look for on here are the heavy and brutal music they have to offer. I don't really have much criticism to say here. They rock in my opinion. Nothing on here is average or boring. I think if you're looking to hear some brutal stuff, Unleash the Carnivore is where it's at! I would urge you to get a physical copy so that you can play it any time. You need to hear this!
Rating: 8.5 out of 1066