Since coming around in 2002, Carnal Decay have released two demos, a split and three full lengths up until this point. Now, fifteen years later since their inception, Carnal Decay is on the verge of releasing their fourth full length titled You Owe You Pay. This new record is as packed as a garbage truck filled with rotted cadavers as it sports ten destructive and completely mutilating songs that try to tear your flesh straight from your bones. There isn’t anything but barbaric, savage and blood letting tunes on this record and that’s all you could ever ask for as there aren’t any fillers and no fluff at all. Instead there is only death, decay and depravity.
Carnal Decay put the ax to your throat immediately without warning as before you know it the album has started and you are caught in a deafening and deadly mosh of brutal slamming death metal. The ten songs that fill this record like a mortuary when a serial killer is on the loose are terrifying and life threatening tunes that beat you into submission before making you dig your own shallow grave. From track one to track ten these songs hit you with everything that they have and then some and after one listen the results are quite sickening.
One of many things that is nice about this record is that the slams are spaced out properly so that the entire record doesn’t sound exactly like one giant slam fest. The devastating and bone breaking slams are spread out throughout the album proportionally so that you get a healthy dosing of it but you don’t end up getting overwhelmed. But that being said, when they do hit they hit like a sledgehammer and the only thing that you can do is do your best to hold on to your life.
Other than the slamming aspects of this album, Carnal Decay play some ultra brutal brutal death to the point where you can smell the reeking stench of decaying bodies through your speakers. Each song is bludgeoning and played at a blistering pace to the point where you want your neck to snap from all of the headbanging. You Owe You Pay is a barbaric, blood letting and savage release that doesn’t show any sort of remorse to the listener. You Owe You Pay is a rolling death machine that doesn’t stop until it’s blood thirst has been quenched, and even then it doesn’t stop.
Now all that’s left to say is that, if you owe, you will pay and Carnal Decay will make fucking sure you do.