Review by Adam M on April 20, 2010.
A very old fashioned sound with a modern edge is crafted by Vomitory. There’s a definite leaning towards classic bands like Entombed, which is a great type of music to emulate to begin with. However, there is a very modern aura that overwhelms the proceedings as well. It all leads up to an effective sound that punishes though it is somewhat straightforward in nature. The riffs to be found are chunky and thick, which suits the style of the band very well. They manage to punish the listener in a controlled fashion that is certainly welcome. Altogether the band manages to pull together a stripped down approach that works effectively. The style is consistent from one song to the next, although there is a tendency to sound too much the same after a while.
There aren’t really any high points to speak of as everything is of a pretty high quality throughout. One can observe the first track 'The Carnage Rages On' provides a pretty nice blueprint for the remainder of the disc to come, however. The band resurrects the energy of Entombed’s classics like "Left Hand Path" and brings them into a more modern form. This particular style needs some attention as it is as distinctive a form of Death Metal as can be found. It’s quite welcome seeing that Vomitory is able to take a rollicking palate and add their unique flavour for a quality recording.
"Carnage Euphoria" has a crunching, yet intelligent make up that should find a solid position within the Death Metal genre. This is a solid record that Death Metal fans will easily appreciate and come to enjoy greatly. The consistency of the material means that there is very much to like even though it has a slight tendency to lack variety at times.
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Rating: 8.0 out of 10