Civil Carnage

Abomination in the House of God (Discorporate Music)
Enslain Magazine Issue #6
Order Issue #6!  This review included. Straight forward death metal with low-end "toilet flush" vocals (think Cannibal Corpse's "Tomb of the Mutilated.") It sounds like most of everything you have heard before, however, this is a good death metal effort. This CD has an interesting feel to it, as though you are hearing this band in their own garage. It is not the best quality recording, but it is effective. The songs themselves are kind of catchy after a while. I found myself nodding my head and mouthing the lyrics to the end of "R.I.H." (Fuck you and your fuckin' whore!) The music has a lot of the chunky sort of mid-paced gallop-picking guitar riffs, which is typical of older death metal, but not heard as often these days; so this is a refreshing reminder of the olden days. Civil Carnage, though not exactly groundbreaking, is a band that offers decent death metal with enough individuality to stand out. -- Richard