Dennis : ‘Morbid Ways To Die’ is the third full length album of this international band from Germany, Ecuador and Indonesia, and it is the first album the releases with the support of a record label, with two labels to be precise, because the album will be released in Europe through Raw Skull Recordz and in the US through Redefining Darkness Records. The first thing that came to mind after reading the album title ‘Morbid Ways To Die’ was Grave. The Swedes from Stockholm recorded a track with the same title for their second album ‘You’ll Never See’ in 1992, after they released the song on their second demo ‘Sexual Mutilation’ in 1989.
As with most bands on the Raw Skull roster, Supreme Carnage from Münster play old school death inspired by the old gods of Bolt Thrower and Grave. And although the album title ‘Morbid Ways To Die’ could suggest pure Grave worship here, the albums offers a strong blend of American and European old school death metal. Heavy as fuck, mid-paced and melodic death metal compositions with a powerful groove, topped off with excellent heavy guttural vocals by singer Jorge Colmont Solorzano, who is supported on by a guest vocal appearance of Slaughterday singer Bernd Reiners on the title track of the album. The nine songs on the album sound really great and it’s definitely not a punishment having to review this one. Production-wise this album is top notch, heavy yet very clear sounding with all instruments well balanced in the mix. But what else would you expect from Jörg Üken / Soundlodge Studios, who did excellent work for bands like Dew-Scented, God Dethroned, Obscurity and Sinister in the past. ‘Morbid Ways To Die’ certainly isn’t the most groundbreaking release, but if you’re looking for a heavy dose of old school death metal then you came to the right place with this release!