Beginning with a skin crawling rendition of “Ring Around the Rosie” that ends with “we all fall dead” instead of “we all fall down”, Carnal Garden kicks off their upcoming record Where They Are Silent. That just sets the tone for the terror and destruction that awaits you within this new release. After their debut EP On The Final Day in 2015, Carnal Garden has been terrorizing everyone with their brand of sickening and bleeding raw style of death metal. Carnal Garden doesn’t take a song off in this record as they blast you with molten death metal from song one all the way to song ten.
With a massive and purely rotten sound, Carnal Garden hit you right in the chest right from the get go. After that wonderfully grim intro to kick off the record, Carnal Garden roll song after song of head stomping and grave digging fury. With an old-school style of play with some new age death metal peppered in, these heathens provide you with a wonderfully sick and corpse riddled release that gets you right in the thick of things right away. Carnal Garden doesn’t wait for you to prepare for the onslaught as they begin straight after their into and keep on bulldozing from then on out.
As gnarled riffs, punchy blasts and rumbling bass lines hit your scarred ear drums you can’t help but to head bang a little, or a lot. On top of the musicianship are the vocals that are heavily rooted in the old-school style of vocal that seems to spew over everything as it leaks forth from your speakers. The vocals are just as raw, blood soaked and disgusting as everything else is in this release and it makes the entire listen just that much more ruinous.
Each of the ten songs that make an appearance on this record are crafted and sewn together very well providing you with a non stop death machine of an album. Carnal Garden rolls through each song with ease, slashing and hacking their way through the record gifting you only some of the most grimy and filth covered death metal tunes that they could provide for you. There is absolutely no filler or fluff within this record as what you get through ten songs is nothing but disgusting and twisted death.
When They Are Silent is a bulldozing and brutish death metal record that could reduce you to nothing but a stain if it wanted to. Each song is powerful, gritty and grime filled and when you listen more and more, the more that you get covered in all of the sickness yourself. Overall, this record is a solid one that gets your neck snapping and your head banging with ease.
Check out the premiere of Carnal Garden’s new song from their forthcoming record titled Gasping For Last Breath.