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'Carnivorous Urge To Kill'
(Comatose Music)

jools green

Jools Green


Originally released in 2002, 'Carnivorous Urge To Kill', the debut release from Louisiana brutal death Metal outfit Suture has long since been out of print and you would be very fortunate to get hold of a second hand copy, however, due to recent interest in the band and their earlier material it has been re-released.

Rather than press more copies, the original line-up has been re-assembled, the band having been on hiatus since their 2008 release 'Skeletal Vortex', and the whole album re-recorded.

This new recording is nothing short of superb, with two extra tracks, 'Morbid Sculpture' with its hypnotic spiralling riffs and 'Those Without eyes', an excellently constructed track with a sinister tempo drop-away early on and a superb guitar break to the close. Both these tracks featured originally on their 'Deconstructing Anatomy' demo.

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There are also some excellent solos on this new recording from guest guitarists James Murphy (Death, Obituary and Disincarnate), Rick Rozz (Death, Massacre) and Jim Nickles (ex-Malevolent Creation) which really enhance the tracks greatly. The album cover has also been re designed with a much more gore to the imagery, more in keeping with the album title and the band's vision.

Musically it's as brutal as it gets but it also has an amazing dense groove that courses through it, particularly on 'Bonesaw' which also had a good tempo switch midway and this makes for compelling yet surprisingly easy listening. The vocals from Jayson Ramsey are magnificent, a rich deep, throat ripping, growl.

Aside from the added solos the guitar work is chaotically frantic and superb and the merciless, pounding drum work builds on the already created intensity. Some brutal albums focus so intently on the brutal aspect that they are nothing more than just a brutal listening experience but this album goes way beyond that, the careful construction and abundance of stunning, tuneful elements and a maturity to the sound make it such a good listening experience.

There's humour too, with what I found to be a rather amusing execution sound-bite at the beginning of 'Carcinoma Contagion' which also has an appealing off kilter repeat riff that weaves through the track. The final track, 'Systematic Removal Of Vitality' is the double length, at eleven minutes, of the original and I thought there was just an extended outro but at eight minutes the brutality returns for one final assault and in the earlier part of the track, a line in the lyrics about exploding genitals made me smile... a lot!!

If you like bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation or Devourment, this should certainly appeal to you and with this new recording, with it's all round better production and with a much more polished finish than the original, rawer, dirtier version, it demonstrates fully the ability of 'Suture' to compose and play.

'Carnivorous Urge To Kill' is finally presented at its very best and a great addition to anyone's brutal death Metal collection. This is hopefully a fresh, new and promising start for Suture.

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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