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Civil Carnage
Abomination in the House of God (Lost In The Fog Records/Discorporate Music)

By: Jeb Branin

Ouch. This disc is out to wreak some serious eardrum damage. To grasp CIVIL CARNAGE you've got to imagine taking the sewer growls of MORTICIAN style death metal and adding it to a freaked out and frenzied musical assault that has flavors of everything from hardcore to noise rock to grind to death. Especially death. At first listen you might even think this as nothing more than "yet another" death metal album, but upon closer inspection you'll hear that there is a lot more than that going on. The band are striving for something more from their sound. Most of the time they succeed. There are a couple of awkward moments where things seem to deteriorate into confusion but those times are limited and don't really detract from the overall delivery on the album. Most of the time they generate a forceful barrage of grinding mayhem that has enough brutality to make it good and enough diversity to keep it interesting. Not to mention the jazz piano...
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