Deadly Carnage
Sentiero II: Ceneri
Style: Black Metal
Release date: 1 September, 2011
Playing time: 41:45

There is a very big chance that this will be my last review this year. When you believe in the Maya calendar we still have 364 days to live so if you want to make something out of your life, better start today. If you think that you can do a much better job in reviewing black metal albums, I challenge you to send a mail to our editor to join our team and be a part of powerofmetal your last 364 miserable days! Another personal reason is that I have to review less black metal releases next year!

Deadly Carnage was born in 2005 and recorded their first demo in 2006. After an EP and the first full-length their second album 'Sentiero II' was completed in September. They took the trouble of sending us a hardcopy and then we can't neglect them even when the CD has already been out for a while. Marcello has a real black-metal voice and the tempo is high in most of the songs. These Italians are influenced by Dark Throne, Endstille and even a little bit of Opeth. They never reach the same kind of high standard though, but you can hear that the band knows what they are doing. Some death and doom parts can be heard in a sporadic way too. I am not a big true black metal fan in the first place, and that will not change after this album.

Mediocrity is the key word for most of the songs and that is not enough nowadays to break through. Black metal adapts will have pleasure with this band, but the band has a rather long way to go to become one of the better bands in the genre.

So the question is: will they succeed doing this in the 364 days the World has left?! I have my doubts, but who cares anyway if we all assault the gates of hell within a year?


01. Guilt of Discipline
02. Parallels (Hands Wide Open - Hope - Coal of Man)
Epitaph Part I
Epitaph Part II
05. Growth and New Gods
06. Ceneri

Label: ATMF
Distribution: ATMF
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 22 December, 2011