Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cardiac Arrest/Haven For The Insane/Ibex Moon Records/2010 CD Review

Cardiac Arrest are a band from Chicago, Illinois that plays death metal with a grindcore edge in the old school vien and this is a review of their 2010 album "Haven For The Insane" which was released by Ibex Moon Records.

Drums have a mixture of midpaced to fast playing with alot of brutal blast beats being thrown in, while the bass playing follows the riffs coming out of the guitars with alot of fast riffing and at times it has a very poerful and distorted sound.

Rhythm guitars are mostly midpaced to fast death metal riffing that has some grindcore and thrash influences and some ocassional slow heavy riffing, while the lead guitars are very distorted and fast sounding guitar solos that are influenced by the masters of death metal.

Vocals are deep death metal growls that are very easy to understand with some high pitched screams being thrown in on ocassion, while the lyrics horror worship, gore, zombies and alot of hateful themes, as for the production it sounds very heavy but professional with most of the instruments coming out with a heavy sound.

In my opinion Cardiac Arrest are a very good old school death metal band that understands their roots and is not following the trend of deathcore, or tech death, if you are a fan of death metal in the classic vien you should check this band out. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Against Their Will" "Embrace The Aftermath" "Rage On Fuck Off" and "Affliction Of The Beast".

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