What Carnage Inc. have pulled together on their new release “Tenebris” is an impressive collection of riffs and rhythms evident on right from the beginning. “Eradicate the Empire” is a groove that’s about three and a half minutes of technical perfection and, to borrow a word from a bygone era of metal scribing, brutality.
No doubt the outfit, the quartet from Mumbai had honed these numbers to fine point on the stage and in the rehearsal room before tracking as there’s nothing left to chance here. The album sequence is as relentless and unforgiving as that heard on the likes of Slayer, Exodus and Testament, and the playing and writing is commensurate with those groups as well. What’s also remarkable, though, is how well Carnage Inc. managed to shake up the game of playing the genre and not the music.
Enthusiasm for this release and the group’s ability to deliver uncompromising music that doesn’t wear out its welcome upon repeated listens will eventually lead to Carnage Inc’s signing with a good label what will also mean breaking out from India.