Cardiac Arrest are a band from Chicago, Illinois that has had their previous album reviewed as well as being interviewed by this zine which plays a very brutal form of death metal with a grindcore edge and this is a review of their 2012 album "Vortex of Violence" which was released by Ibex Moon Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a great amount of brutal blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful tone with riffs that dominate throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast death metal riffs that are very heavy and brutal sounding with some grindcore influences being thrown into the riffing as well as some dark sounding melodies, while the lead guitars are very chaotic sounding death metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly deep death metal growls with some high pitched screams being thrown into the music at times, while the lyrics cover dark, gore, violent and hateful themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great recording from Cardiac Arrest and if you where a fan of their previous release, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "To Their Graves" "Primitive Lunacy" "Ritual Plague" and "Sacrifice". RECOMMENDED BUY.