Sunday, June 2, 2024

Full Length Review: Flax "Carnage Craft" (Independent) by Devin J. Meaney

Band: Flax
Location: Wales
Country: UK
Genre: Goregrind
Full length: Carnage Craft
Format: Digital, CD, cassette
Label: Independent
Release date: February 23, 2024
“Carnage Craft” by FLAX! This is the second album I have heard from this guy and just like his previous offering this is quite the extravagantly tasty morsel of slamming goregrind!
This is coined as a “slamming one man band” (fitting overall) by a guy named Tom from Wales! Music wise I am highly reminded of the work done by Clay Lamanske of Cemetery Rapist (R.I.P. Cemetery Rapist)—though vocally there is quite a dramatic difference from Clay’s “cricket” vocals!
The vocal work on this release is varied and quite enjoyable, and the instruments are well played. Just like the last release I heard from FLAX the percussion is a bit weird—but I mean that in a good way. It is not uber-standard and the programming has a sound all of its own!
All 13 tracks on this album are spot on and although 25 minutes is a short release within most genres in terms of goregrind this feels a bit more “full” than a lot of the stuff I have been perusing over the past little while!
As stated on YouTube:
Self-released in February 2024 on cassette, CD and digital format.
Overall I just want you to check this shit out. It’s pretty golden! -Devin J. Meaney

Tom Hughes: Vocals, all instruments

Track list:
1. Mechanically Skinned
2. Carnage Craft
3. Suicidal Titration Pt I – Withdrawal
4. Forcible Separation Of Limbs
5. Corpse Sludge
6. Timewave Zero Cheese & Wine Evening
7. Cranial Necrolysis
8. Menticide Through Selective Social Outrage
9. Hyperactivity-Hypermobility
10. Suicidal Titration Pt II - Potential Underlying Pathophysiological Trauma
11. No One Will Remember You
12. Posthumous Depression From Sudden Familial Murder-Suicide
13. Petrol Enema

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