Their first album for legendary metal label Nuclear Blast (and fifth overall), Carnifex return from their self-imposed exile and make the world a more brutal place on Die Without Hope. Possessed of a savage ferocity, Carnifex seem hell-bent on tearing the listener limb to limb with a relentless assault of blastbeats and suffocating riffs. Despite going on indefinite hiatus in 2012, Carnifex feel as vital as ever, and Die Without Hope shows that the band haven't lost their edge during their downtime. For fans who were disappointed when these guys seemed to be done, fear not: Carnifex is back, and they still sound like they want to kill you (but, you know, in a good way).
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AllMusic Review by Gregory Heaney