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Carrion Vael: Abhorrent Obsessions

Indiana's Carrion Vael released their latest album Abhorrent Obsessions via Unique Leader Records back in August.

The album is a good example of modern technical death metal, with a solid blend of brutality, technicality and melody. I get some strong flavours of The Black Dahlia Murder and perhaps a touch or the hyper speed drumming of Archspire when I play through this album. There’s no doubt the musicianship is top notch and I’d imagine this band are a force to be reckoned with in the live setting.

Allowing myself to be critical, for all of the great aspects about the album I do find it be a little ‘one paced’ or ‘one dimensional’ for my liking which means I’m more likely to enjoy the individual tracks on a playlist than to reach for the full album to play through from top to bottom. I find the break neck, all out speed to be a little fatiguing.

Personal preferences aside, Abhorrent Obsessions is a solid release which will be particularly well received by fans of modern death metal in the vein of The Black Dahlia Murder.

Track Listing
1. Wings of Deliverance
2. The Devil in Me
3. King of the Rhine
4. Kentucky Fried Strangulation
5. Tithes of Forbearance
6. Disturbia
7. Malleus Malificarum
8. The Paint Shop

Added: November 11th 2022
Reviewer: Chris Reid
Related Link: Band Facebook Page
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Language: english

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