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Aren't You Dead Yet - Carnal Forge

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Genre: Hard Rock & Metal - Heavy Metal / Artist: Carnal Forge / Import / Audio CD released at Tokuma

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      13.04.2008 00:00
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      Carnal Forge's fifth album (2004).

      Carnal Forge are another enjoyably mediocre Swedish death metal band that offer more of the same for fans of the genre who maybe don't feel like listening to the more familiar and frankly better albums of similar bands. Carnal Forge's style mixes death metal with thrash and melodic elements in the style of... well, pretty much every other Swedish death metal band since the early nineties, but they're more accurately comparable to bands like The Haunted in their attempts to be genuinely fierce through shouty vocals. I've never been a particular fan of The Haunted, but these guys fit in the same niche.

      While none of the songs are particularly memorable, there's enough enjoyable guitar work from Jari and Petri Kuusisto to keep it entertaining for metal fans, particularly in the solo sections of songs like 'My Suicide' that are backed up by a strong bass presence, but outside of this the songs all sound like others that have come before, and are mostly spoiled by Jonas Kjellgren's over-exuberant vocal performance. He's actually pretty good when performing in a more traditional, clean thrash style in the chorus of 'Waiting For Sundown,' so it's a shame this style wasn't used throughout, rather than the dull death roar that renders 'Burn Them Alive' incredibly tedious.

      At the end of the day, this isn't a band that's going to appear in anyone's list of favourites, but it's nice to see imitators keeping these sub-genres alive, even if they can't contribute anything entirely original themselves.

      1. Decades of Despair
      2. My Suicide
      3. Burn Them Alive
      4. Waiting For Sundown
      5. Exploding Veins
      6. Sacred Flame
      7. Inhuman
      8. Final Hour in Hell
      9. Totally Worthless
      10. The Strength of Misery

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    1. Decades Of Despair / 2. My Suicide / 3. Burn Them Alive / 4. Waiting For Sundown / 5. Exploding Veins / 6. Sacred Flame / 7. Inhuman / 8. The Final Hour / 9. Totally Worthless / 10.The Strength Of Misery