Liverpool’s five piece Carcer City are back and fighting with their brand new album Infinite//Unknown. With a rebooted new sound, new line up and also signing to a new record label aka Stay Sick Records the band have had quite a journey especially after their disastrous bus crash. The band are channeling all these experiences into this record and with this they are ready and determined to take on the world. This record has to be one of their best records to date.
The opening track ‘Infiltrator’ is quite a good track to kick off this new record and has a bit of a Northlane feel to it. The start of the track has a slow synth section before the drums kick in which has quite an eerie feel to it then BOOM… everything starts to kick in. The riffs from the guitars are crunchy, hard hitting and well executed. The song does have that djent feel to it.
The next song on the record is ‘Perceptions’ and it is a sinister but heavy hitting anthem. This track is powerful and piercing because of the hard hitting percussion such as the punishing toms and exploding kicks accomplished with hard hitting bass grooves and heavy and tasteful riffs. This combination is great as is every raunchy breakdown in this track.
The next track on the record that stood out to me the most was the song called ‘Black Mirror’ compared to the opening track it has a more subtle approach but is still one pretty amazing atmospheric track. The catchy pulse hitting beats and hair standing drum fills coupled with the keyboard notes delivering a soothing feeling to the background of the song and this song has great potential for being truly epic live. With its tough breakdown and channeling chants at the ending of the track, this track will cause some mosh pits to happen and is a truly memorable track. Generally this track is has a lot of depth which many bands struggle to pull off but Carcer City have genuinely hit it out the park with this and which makes this one of my favourites off the new record.
Other tracks that have the same feel as ‘Black Mirror’ is ‘Convigton’ and ‘Nothing But Rain’ although, they don’t have the lengthy melodic introductions compared to the other tracks they both help to set the tone and creates collation between tracks and without these tracks the album wouldn’t be as great as it is.
Overall this album is one pretty amazing album and I loved listening to every single second of this album. You can tell the hard work and effort the guys in Carcer City have put into this album and have pulled off one of their best albums to date making for one brilliant comeback. After struggling to make a name for themselves previously, this hard hitting record is going to make them heard and soon people will know of the Liverpool giants Carcer City as they take on the world.