Carnage SS – ‘Chaotic Assault Of Raw Noise (Demo)’.
As much as Anchorage and by extension Alaska are places that you would not normally find yourself giving any association to in regard to Hardcore Punk, Carnage SS would beg to differ. The band’s latest EP/Demo drives hard and fast into your ear canal via mix of vintage Hardcore Punk in the vein of Crust, D-Beat and Street Punk in the vein of The Restarts, Crass, Discharge and more names in that vein that you (or I ) can shake a stick at.
Chaotic Assault Of Raw Noise is not a long release and for a demo the recoding and mixing clarity is actually really very well done. Chaotic Assault Of Raw Noise is an EP for that moment when you need to pick up the pace for work, get pumped for gig or maybe even likely a trip to the Gym. The band boast strong leftist Punk-Rock spirit with true and honest conviction but also bleak nihilism which is where ‘Horrific Visions’ comes in.
The bands melodic-edges Crust Punk guitar is unstoppable alongside manic drumming and classic tin-like Punk bass. This then leads onto the similarly relentless ‘Air Strike’ where the band rage against the grim reality of modern war.
This is then touched upon again in the 0:55 ‘Chemical War’. The only real way the band suffer on thie release is the recording which is more than forgivable due to the releases status as a Demo and again, a well-recorded one at that.
‘Bloody Aftermath’ this anti-war maelstrom of Hardcore Punk ends the release the only way it can and the way it indeed came in. Carnage SS may still be testing the water but are doing so as loud as possible and by the tenacity of this Demo EP the eventual full-length will likely be unstoppable.