Carnivored is an Indonesian metal band formed in Pamulang, Tangerang Selatan, in 2006. Carnivored’s music has been described as death metal, modern groove metal, thrash metal, and progressive metal. Since the beginning of their career, they played fast-tempo death metal music that was filled with aggressive thrashy and groovy riffs with a tight blast beat.
Carnivored debuted their first album entitled ‘REVIVAL’, contained 10 tracks in 2012. After receiving many positive responses from the previous album, back in 2014, Carnivored released their next full length ‘NO TRUTH FOUND’. The band has just released their third full-length ‘Labirin’ on Lawless Jakarta Records.
“LABIRIN” is the right word to describe the story of Carnivored’s third album. It tells a true story about the dark phase of a person who is very close to Carnivored’s members. Starting from his introduction with a substance that is quite deadly. Slowly but surely, binding his life and bringing a variety of madness that was never imagined before, also very difficult to let go. Paranoia, paralysis, black magic, figures who always accompany, changes in character, to shaken souls, mixed up, come in incessantly. Like getting lost in a ‘maze’ of question marks and a way out that always ends in a dead-end.
In terms of musicality and supporting lyrics, this third album is going to be a surprise. In previous albums, song lyrics were always written in English, but this time they tried to write in Bahasa (Indonesia). Likewise with the song arrangement, not only filled with a fast tempo, technical riffs, and tight blast beats, this time they play in a completely new area of the death metal genre itself. Stay groovy, catchy, dark, progressive, and heavy!
The artwork and layout were again done by Bahrull Marta (artwork can be seen in the lyric video above), who previously also worked on the artwork for Carnivored’s second album, No Truth Found in 2014. Dark, horror, and depressive, you can feel the result of this album cover from the scratch of acrylic paint on the paper.