Benighted – Carnivore Sublime
Release Date: February 18, 2014
France’s Benighted are new to me. I am not sure how I missed knowing about them, but somehow it happened. They formed in 1998 and have seven releases, including 2014’s Carnivore Sublime. I have to say, if you are unfamiliar with Benighted, this album is a great way to become acquainted with the band. Carnivore Sublime is one big slab of savagery.
You cannot go into Carnivore Sublime with expectations of something new and world changing. What you can expect is many components of death metal and grindcore from across the years, married in grisly fashion. The product is wholly delivered with rigor and chilling efficiency. Benighted do a notable job keeping the album feeling consistent and unpredictable throughout.
Check out the official video for “Experience Your Flesh” below. That will tell you if this album is for you or not. Sometimes you just want to hear a damn good death metal album. Carnivore Sublime is just that. It also feels like a complete album with conscious thought clearly put into song order – something I think bands don’t do enough of these days.