Abominable Carnivore – Light Devours Our Lust (demo)
With rage from the East comes Abominable Carnivore, an earnest entry into the more putrid side of the Black/Death genre. Guitars are appropriately ugly and match the guttural/squeal vocal interplay well, with a likable squalor straddling the line into War Metal. Opener ‘Nazara’, after a fairly typical start, explodes into chaos with enough tempo-switching color to implore you to listen on if – and yes, I’m aware this is a demo – you can get past the insanely loud snare drum that consistently buries Light Devours Our Lust’s quality riff regurgitations. Every other instrument and sonic spectrum choice on the five-song offering (excluding intro/outro) remains satisfyingly within the lower register, but the highly-eq’d/highly-mixed pop of the snare feels like someone’s poking your eardrum with a stick. Pull that sound down where it belongs (and they may have since, as I know they’ve subsequently done a split), and what you have left is an extremely promising start with mold-covered riffs snaking and snarling with a relentlessness that won’t fade easily. Production values aside, I’ve the sense we’ll soon have more to appreciate from these Bangladeshi bruisers. -Jim
~ by cliftonium on January 8, 2013.