Scarnival are a band from Germany that plays a very melodic form of death metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "The Art Of Suffering" which will be released in August by Kernkraftritter Records.
Spoken word samples and acoustic guitars start off the album before adding in growls that also takes the music into a more heavy and melodic style of death metal that also uses a great amount of blast beats and after awhile clean singing and high pitched screams are added onto the recording and the solos and leads also use a decent amount of talent, skill and melody.
Most of t he songs go for more of a modern style of melodic death metal while you can still hear influences from the mid 90's Swedish bands and some of the tracks also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and some songs use a small amount of vocals that are more influenced by hardcore and groove metal.
Scarnival plays a style of melodic death metal that has its roots in the mid 90's Swedish style but also mix in a great amount of modern metal influences to create a more up to date sound, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover real life and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Scarnival are a very great sounding melodic death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "God Given" "Losing Identity" "Pathetic" and "Lies". 8 out of 10.