Tech Death Thursday: Carnage Pit

Are you ready to have your face melted yet again? No? Too bad!

Preface to Insanity: Before we get into the meat of today’s post I have a few announcements to make. TDT is evolving yet again. I will not be posting bands every Thursday anymore. Don’t worry though, TDT is still going to be a weekly thing! I will be posting bands every other week, and in-between, we’ll have a community submission. Why am I doing it this way? Well, the guest submissions we have been getting are pretty sick and I felt that just giving awesome bands like Sarpanitum a small little paragraph didn’t do them justice. So, every other week TDT will be written entirely by a community member. Of course, if I don’t get any submissions, I will pull something from my endless catalog of tech. Another change — I’m going to post news from the genre (provided that there is some) before every featured band. This will include song premiers/teasers, album announcements, or pretty much anything else I deem worthy of the mighty toilet. We’re starting this shit today, and as such, today’s post is written by our good friend Nordling Rites Ov Karhu. Before I hand it over to him, here’s your TDT news:

 

The Faceless have lost the rest of their members aside from Michael Keene and are once again faceless.

Dawn of Dementia have released a teaser video for their upcoming new album which will be called Immolation of Avernis. If you don’t know who they are you can stream their previous EP here.

In case you missed it, Alkaloid (Necrophagist, Obsucra, Spawn of Possession) have released their first song “Carbon Phrases.” It’s more on the progressive side of things but still extremely good.

Archspire is working on new shit ( 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 ) and Spencer Prewett is not human. They also like to record video with a potato, it seems.

Ouroboros and band I featured back in the early days of TDT have released a teaser for their new album that is coming in March! You can check that out here.

That’s all the news for this week, because its the end of the year and everyone is focused on buying gifts for lifelovers who don’t deserve them because Christmas. Fuck Christmas.

 

Nordling Rites Ov Karhu:  From the frozen wastelands of Enontekiö, Finland hails Carnage Pit. Throwing a death-feast so vile that every reindeer-riding red nose is instantly sent galloping to the opposite direction faster than their steeds could ever muster. Don’t believe me? See, and more importantly – hear, for yourselves:

A pleasing rumble of the bass and rhythmic vocal patterns are the first thing the ear latches onto. After a while the sheer speed and brutality give way for the technicality. Usually brutal death metal, whether overtly technical or not, doesn’t go the places I want it to go, but Carnage Pit have found a perfect balance. Pummeling rage and speed of the drumming (which I believe was done by one Scott Hull) are balanced by the complex riffs, going through constant changes only to begin preparations for the next sickening twist. Every now and then an abrupt break and a slower section appears as to keep the listener interested. Some of the bands finer moments are experienced in the Nile-esque slams of songs like “Scorned By Messiah”. It seems their lone EP, Ritual (2010, get from their Bandcamp) was forcibly made to appear as if it was in fact a slam-album via the means of production. I actually hope that Carnage Pit retains this style of production for their long-awaited debut full-length, out sometime next year.

Did I already call every other brutal death metal band a hack because their riffs do not achieve the same heights in complexity as Carnage Pit’s, while remaining as unsophisticated as inhumanly possible? Well I should have. Carnage Pit may not be weedily-deedily wizards, but the best parts of the songs are often something more brutal death bands should do, the solos. Putting the icing on the cake, they channel skill and feeling and feel all the more sweeter when you have to wait for them. Look, don’t take my word for it, here’s the full EP so you can wear it out ‘til the new album is finally unleashed:

Here’s what I think happened. Some aliens came to earth to teach the good people how to jam. They raged on and on, never stopping the weedilies, or the deedilies for that matter. Juho Välitalo (ex-NISTIKKO) and Ville Törmänen decided they had had enough, snatched the guitar and canonized the aliens while reading some holy scriptures and stuff. They then began to dig, until they reached the hardened arteries of Earth and a small room located amongst the veins. A toilet. Cloggage worth an aeon or two pouring out of it, they knew they had to go through. And through they went all the way into the void. There they began a fight club called the Carnage Pit. If that doesn’t tell you what this band is about, I don’t know what will.

 

Until next time,
Stay Tech

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Published on: December 11, 2014

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  • Mr. Bojangles

    This is a shit post, and you’re a shit cat owner. You’ve neglected me for far too long.

    I am now setting your house on fire.

    • jokes on you, i put arsenic in your litter box.

      • Mr. Bojangles

        Foiled again…

    • Gvrp

      Your mom neglected me for far too long.
      OH YEAH, SICK BURN, HOW DO YOU LIKE IT NOW…

      *breaks down in tears*

      • Mr. Bojangles

        It was a good attempt. Next time use more edge and put on a fedora.

        • GL

          GL

          • Mr. Bojangles

            She will be soon.

            Mr. BJ

          • Mr. Bojangles

            Just kidding. Love you.

          • Mr. Bojangles
          • GL

            GL

          • Mr. Bojangles

            yes @webb71:disqus can confirm I do this.

          • GL

            How would you feel if I told you I killed a big tom cat last night?

            GL

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            I’d be very upset with you, GL.

          • GL

            Well, I guess I will pass on telling you then.

            GL

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            And here I thought you were trill, GL.

  • Death

    Those sangs sound ok. Nothing special.

    • No worries, you are the last person I expect to like music <3

      • Death

          • Mr. Bojangles

            *hiss*
            who is this pussy?

          • Dunno, but he’s in much better shape than you are

          • Mr. Bojangles

            I’ve been working out, what more do you want from me bae?

          • Well for one you could clean up all these damn dead mice

          • Mr. Bojangles

            They asked for it, now I will display their carcasses for future intruders. You should thank me.

          • well, can you like display them outside instead of in the kitchen?

          • Mr. Bojangles

            Ok, if you can provide sharp pencils, I will display them on the outskirts of fort Bojanglestein.

          • sweet. It’s just awkward when I’m banging a chick on the counter and she is like wtf is with the dead mice behind the couch?

          • Further Down the Metal Hole

            That’s got to be the most adorable cat gif ever. Hail the mighty predator!

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      That’s almost like liking things, right?
      #IAmWinningThisWar

      • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

        I bet against both of you.

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          ????HowCanYeWin????

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            There’s a clause in your contract(s) concerning your untimely demise before its completion.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Gods cannot die and he’s Death, so… You’ll be singing this before long.
            http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UeBFEanVsp4

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            I dont have enough tight pants to sing this song.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            If I’ll squeeze yer lizard… will it help

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            KT is my old lady, and she squeezes my lizard often enough

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            *it

      • Death

        My largest problem with the band is that you wrote this thing. It gave them a large minus

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          Why me? Is it because of what happened between me nad your mom? I want you to know I never meant to hurt you.

          • Death

            1. Only Bojangles is brave enough to do the nasty with that beast (you’re a wimp)
            2. You live near Helsinki
            3. You cheated on me

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            And you used to be a rightist-skinhead-rascist, so I think were even.

          • Death

            Remember, only Lucifer can judge me, so stop judging me!

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            I ain’t judging, I said were even.

          • Death

            Also, I never said I was a skinhead. Checkmate

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Close enough!

  • GL

    “triplet gravity blasts”. Good Lord those are sweet!

    It almost looks like they recorded the video with a circa 2006 flip phone.

    Nice JB!

    GL

    • Mr. Bojangles

      the only flip phone that should concern you is the one i used on your mom

      • GL

        Jokes on you, my mother died when I was 6. Thanks though

        GL

  • Justin Nowlin

    Everytime I see “Necrophagist” I get a little sad. A new album or tour would be nice.

  • Hubert, Goat ov Doom (and Void

    Yo Jack, where does one send in the guest submissions?

  • Mr. Bojangles

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCd7Hntc0rM

    Anyone else think this band’s solos sound reminiscent of Van Halen? fuckin love it.

    • GOOD FUCKING CAT! HAVE SOME CATNIP!

      • Mr. Bojangles

        I love ’em so much that I bought a physical CD even though it was 25 bones to get it over to the US

        • Mr. Bojangles

          Dog bones.

          • Lacertilian

            I was under the impression that JB was Mr Boj.
            Now I am well confused.

        • I REALLY wanted to do that but I decided against it because bills.

          • Mr. Bojangles

            I’ll send you a picture of mine so you can fap.

          • lol

  • VVorld Peace

    I’m definitely getting a Nile vibe on “Swarm of Maggots.” Thanks for sharing, Nordling.

  • Justin Nowlin

    Random question here. I am a college kid with very little money and I am looking to learn how to play guitar. Any suggestions or advice where I can learn how to become a riff lord?

    • Mr. Bojangles

      step 1: purchase cheap guitar on craigsshit.
      step 2: learn smoke on the water

      that’s how I started, legitimately.

      • Justin Nowlin

        I already have a guitar, I just don’t know how to tune it.

        • Mr. Bojangles
        • Mr. Bojangles

          most helpful website is gonna be ultimate-guitar.com hands down. I used that to find songs that were my skill level and for the first 4-6 months I played, all I did was learn stupidly easy songs. you need to get a feel for the guitar before doing intricate stuff. another helpful piece of advice: cut tempo in half when you’re learning something tough.

          • Also this

          • Mr. Bojangles

            also, smoke weed 420 blaze it XxX

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST
          • Justin Nowlin

            Thank you, I’m going to guitarcenter during my break and I shall buy a tuner and new strings since the high E is missing.

          • Mr. Bojangles

            learn smoke on the water! it’s fun as fuck to play and super easy

          • Justin Nowlin

            I was thinking either that are Kashmir, but I will be learning some deep purple tonight!

        • #1 Purchase a tuner. It’s the most important gear you’ll own.
          #2 I can only play by ear so I recommend learning that way. You can find an online tuner and tune by ear.
          #3 Play along to records.

          • GL

            I second #3. Playing along to music is the best way to tune your ears!

            GL

          • Justin Nowlin

            Interesting. Apparently there are a ton of guitar tuning apps.

          • I’ve got AccuTune on my phone. No complaint with it.

          • KJM

            I have to get a new Qwik Tuner soon.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Joe knows. This is exactly how I taught myself to play everything. I went to college later for drums, but getting started by learning via ear is the best way.

        • A lot of the bands on fb will post guitar lessons. Josh Middleton of Sylosis does it often.

    • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

      The internet?

      • Justin Nowlin

        I meant any helpful websites, cheap books to purchase, etc.

        • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

          There are a million tab websites out there. Go find a song you want to learn (obviously, I would start somewhere easy) and just start learning riffs. There will never be a true substitute for an actual teacher. Do you not have any buddies who play? Videos on youtube can show you techniques and “proper” form, or close to it.

          • Justin Nowlin

            I live in a small conservative town so none of my friends like metal or play guitar.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            Surely there’s someone who plays guitar, even if it isn’t the style you play. Learning different styles and perspectives is important, as well.

          • Justin Nowlin

            There’s a guitar shop in town, but lessons there are out of my price range unfortunately.

          • GL

            If there is a guitar shop in town, how small can the town be?

            GL

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            The town I just moved from was <4k people, and it had 2 guitar shops, GL, cat killer.

          • GL

            Nice. We have a post office and we have a face melting 210 people according to wiki. Be jelly.

            To be fair, I love cats. But feral cats are not so great. I felt bad about it.

            GL

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            The cat I now love and cherish, Big Fuzz, was rescued from the freezing mountain wilderness as a semi-feral cat. Now she terrorizes the dog with her primal survival knowledge.

          • Justin Nowlin

            It’s a mom and pop store. I have to drive around 45 minutes to get to guitar center.

          • Know that feel. I started learning guitar playing gospel songs in church. It’s cool though, if you start with the basics you’ll have a foundation to grow on.

          • Justin Nowlin

            I’m hoping that when I go buy new strings at Guitar Center an employee will show me a helpful book, or something of that nature.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            Any beginners guitar book would be a good place to start, but everyone has pretty much said something helpful. You have to learn different methods and different forms and styles. Dont tunnel yourself into one particular way of playing.

          • GL

            I think Archspire has a beginners book at Guitar Center. @JackBauer can you confirm this?

            GL

          • You probably don’t need to buy a book because literally everything is on the internet. BUT I’m willing to bet a few people here have owned this book.
            http://www.melbay.com/Handlers/ResizeImageHandler.ashx?ImageUrl=~%2FContent%2FSite161%2FProductImages%2F93261.jpg&Width=225

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            Like Joe said, all that stuff is available on the internet. I would buy a theory book before I spent money on a book of chords that are available for free

          • KJM

            I know your options are limited, but try and find a smaller indie music shop if you can. They’ll be more concerned with helping you rather than taking your money.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            But are more expensive.

          • KJM

            When you’re at the beginner level you’re not spending that much money.

          • you do not need friends AFK, you’ve got us now…

        • Lacertilian

          Maybe start with some simple Metallica songs like For Whom the Bell Tolls. Tabs are everywhere.
          Even just doing power chords for a while will strengthen your fingers up to the point where you can attempt more fun shit.

      • GL

        pls xpln moar

        GL

    • KJM

      Buy a copy of Rocksmith 2014.

      • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

        DONT MAKE ME HURT YOU KJ

        • KJM

          Why? It’s how I’m learning.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            *dashes cranium on concrete*

          • KJM

            *takes photos*

    • KJM

      Oh, and study this chart until you know it up, down, and sideways.

      http://danbecker.info/guitars/BigChartLandscape2.png

      • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

        This is good knowledge.

        • KJM

          I’m not exclusively using the guitar program. That would be silly.

      • This hurts my head, what am I looking at?

        • This is where widdly widdlies come from

          • OHHHHHH. Clearly I’m not a guitar player!

          • GL

            It is odd for me to hear of someone who is into metal/music but does not play an instrument. Just my experience.

            You should get into it man!

            GL

          • KJM

            I only just started this year, back in March.

          • Death

            I presume your guitar looks like this?

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            Damn that’s dope.

          • KJM

            In spirit perhaps…

            Most uncomfortable looking guitar ever.

          • George Clarke

            this is a picture of my guitar

          • Lacertilian

            I think I would try and eat that axe, it looks so tasty!

          • I’ve always dreamt of playing the guitar, but then I listen to revocation.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            *jeff loomis, michael romeo

          • Death

            *makes horrible music

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            Michael Romeo makes horrible music? WTF imaginary land do you live in?

          • Death considers everything besides Swans and Blunt Ass Nord to be bad music.

          • Death

            You forgot many bands m8

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            And christian music.

          • Death

            Shut your militant atheist mouth. Go back to r/atheism

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            MY LIFE IS R/ATHEISM

          • Death

            Actually, Blunt Ass Nord didn’t even top my top 10 this year.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Michael Romeo<<<<<<<<

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! You probably hate Michael Schenker as well and he is my favorite guitarist of any band and the best guitarist in UFO history. Long live the band UFO!

          • Justin Nowlin

            Dave is a freaking wizard of a guitar player. Never heard of Revocation til I saw them open for one of my favorite bands (Whitechapel). I was blown away by their preformance. I’m a total fan now.

          • GL

            I know what you mean, but!, you never know what style of music you will end up liking to play. For me, I love tech death but I do not enjoy playing that type of music (metal influences blues is my choice!). So try not to be discouraged based upon a genre that you may not like to play!

            GL

          • COMMENT OF THE WEEK, EVERYBODY!

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

    Goddammit me! Here’s the Bandcamp link.
    http://carnagepit.bandcamp.com/album/ritual-ep

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      It’s name your price.

    • Shit that’s my bad.

      • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

        *Breaks down in tears, runs away*

      • Edward #negrod4eva

        JB I really like what you’ve done with the place here.

        • Thanks Edward, glad you’re digging it!

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu
      • VVorld Peace

        Scorned by Messiah especially reminds me of 4th Arra of Dagon by Nile.

        • I’m sold, then.

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          Yes, I think that’s actually a conscious tribute on CP’s side. When they learned they couldn’t get the licences required to cover 4th Arra.

        • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

          I love that fucking song, I’m sold too.

          • VVorld Peace

            ARRA ARRA ARRA

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            DAGON DAGON DAGON
            EDIT: whats an arra and whats a dagon?

          • VVorld Peace

            Dagon was an East Semitic Mesopotamian fertility god who is actually mentioned in the Bible. However, the context of the Nile song is Lovecraft’s short story, ‘The Shadow Over Innsmouth” where these fish-people serve a fish god called Dagon.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Arra is an scroll/incantation of sorts in this context for Dagon, indeed mention in multiple of Lovecraft’s stories I believe

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            I was never much into lovecraft/cthulu scifi (low fantasy). But thanks Bear-san and Dubs.
            themoreyouknow.jpg

          • VVorld Peace

            If you want to know more about Lovecraft, the Masterlord and I did a series about him back in the early days of the terlet.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

            It should come as no surprise that my vast library has several compendiums of lovecraft short stories. But I may check it out. Like i said, i’m not much into scifi/low fantasy

          • those were strange Aeons, mr…

          • good movie too!

          • Lacertilian

            So many songs written about that particular story, yay for us.

          • Gvrp

            I guess people dig fish rape.

        • Akercocke ov Steele

          Everybody all abord for the scorned train.

    • Great recommendation! #LinkSealOfApproval

    • Mr. Bojangles

      My top comment thread was hijacked. FUCK THE SYSTEM

  • Embrace the weedly, submit to the deedly. Ahmen.

    • Akercocke ov Steele

      Weedly deedly, deedly doo. Amen

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

    Yay! Weedlies and deedlies!

  • Lacertilian
  • Lacertilian

    The drummer’s snare sounds like it’s in it’s own pit of carnage.