"‘Die Without Hope’ shows Carnifex at their most uncompromising, bleak and arse-splittingly heavy."
Since the end of their year-long hiatus, new music from San Diego’s Carnifex has been craved hungrily by the waiting masses. And the time away has done the band some good, as ‘Die Without Hope’ shows them at their most uncompromising, bleak and arse-splittingly heavy. Ranging from the symphonic ‘Dark Days’ to no-holds-barred ‘Dragged Into The Grave’, Carnifex manage to write destructive death metal that doesn’t quickly become claustrophobic and overpowering. And as the last piano keys of ‘Where The Light Dies’ rings out, it’s clear that Carnifex have firmly reclaimed their rightful place back on the throne.