||The brand new album from Colorado's Cephalic
Carnage, "Anomalies"! If grindcore was supposed to be
some of the sickest and most intense music in the known universe,
then you may be correct here. Anomalies, the fifth studio output from
CC, is filled with irate technicality and super-heavy grinding noise
efficiency. If you were into "Lucid Interval", this is pretty
much a progressive continuation! Crazy-ass vocal arrangements (featuring
back-ups from bands like Cattle Decapitation, Black Lamb, Macabre,
and "Barney" of Napalm Death), psycho-symmetric instrumentation,
and a superb production. This album is all that and more! By hearing
tracks like "Counting the Days" and "Litany of Failure",
Cephalic remind me a lot of a cross between Gorguts and Macabre...
nasty! Anyways, not a bad follow-up to "Lucid.....". It's
one of those discs you should play to your boss!! For fans of Napalm
Death, Gorguts, Macabre, and other such grind/sludge/death or whatever...
Reviewed By: Thomas