Roel de Haan : Carnival Of Flesh is a Serbian group and this ‘Stories From A Fallen World’ is my first encounter with these gents. Considering this is strictly speaking a demo, the playing and production are very good. I have heard albums by bigger bands that have lesser production values. However, what does Carnival Of Flesh on offer musically? It is symphonic black metal what is offered here. Meaning keyboards provide a sense of orchestration and melody while the guitars churn out a slightly abrasive feel and the drums are propelling the whole thing forward. Carnival Of Flesh are playing it by the book. Dimmu Borgir, Cradle Of Filth and sometimes Rotting Christ (their most unique influence) are clearly their main source of inspiration. ‘Stories From A Fallen World’ is proficient, but will hardly raise an eyebrow.