Carnifex have been on a constant upwardly mobile path since their inception just over a decade ago. Daring to transcend the label of “deathcore”, Carnifex have continually improved over their 6 full-length album, culminating in career highlight Slow Death, released last year. Fearlessly exploring black and death metal influences, it’s the band’s most successful album both commercially and critically.
One wonders, though, where Carnifex’s sound could go next. And if vocalist Scott Ian Lewis has his way, perhaps we might see the band move toward an industrial sound, influenced by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails? That would be pretty cool.
Our new series called “Class of _____” explores specific years in music, and the great albums from that year, genres be damned. Get excited.
1989 is straight up one of the most important years in music. Rap and hip-hop were poised for major creative and commercial breakthroughs, alternative rock was emerging as a commercially viable style of music, the wave of grunge was on its way, and hair metal was on the way out.
It was also the year that yours truly was born. Here’s 10 albums from that glorious year, for your listening pleasure, and a few words about the albums as well.
I know people have been glued to their chairs waiting on any new news from Trent Reznor. Well, here you go:
“I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately. For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!”
— Trent Reznor, 5.28.13. New NIN album later this year on Columbia Records.
Keep a lookout for US tour dates for the upcoming 2013/2014 tour.