The stunning debut full-length by this Australian band. Hailing from Melbourne, Carcinoid belong to that strain of nefarious bands that could not possibly be given birth to: this is the offspring of a miscarriage, more like. So odorous, pugnacious and hideous is the music that this quartet belch forth, it verily sounds like a radioactive, cancerous growth bubbling up from a post-apocalyptic landscape; not for nothing are they monikered Carcinoid. Comprised of past/current members of other local underground acts such as Dungeons of Blood, Pregnancy, Reaper, Eternal Rest, Hobo Magic, Xenos and Spawn, Carcinoid claim to be equally influenced by the likes of Autopsy, Napalm Death, Paradise Lost, Corrupted, Pungent Stench, Obituary, Grief, Carcass, Cathedral and Brutal Truth among others. The amalgamation of such foul ingredients results in a putrescent stew where Death and Doom Metal of the filthiest and most crushing order predominates, and sudden blasts of grinding derangement help intensify the vile listening experience. Such is the sound of “Metastatic Declination”, the band’s debut album: no melody, no light, no hope! Suitably furnished with starkly regressionist cover art courtesy of Necro Frost and with gutsfucking mastering from Jason Fuller (of Blood Duster fame) at Goatsound, Carcinoid’s “Metastatic Declination” is truly a record for only the sickest and most hardened ears: if you’re a false, do no entry! This CD version also includes as bonus tracks the band’s 2018 demo.
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