There’s so much to say about Carnifex’s World war X.  I do not even know where to start!  This record may be their best to date, only completing with their super early stuff.  The overall sound of the album is so big. It has the anger and angst of deathcore- but is still super fun to listen to.  It’s an album you can listen to start to finish without hitting next. With only nine tracks, it’s a record leaving you wanting more.   

World War X is also very well engineered.  Produced by Jason Suecof, who also recorded Carnifex’s 2016 release Slow Death and various other bands within the genre- it seems a perfect choice for the elevation of Carnifex’s success, sound and career.  

Every song is great off the album- but let’s chat about my favorite; “Eyes of the Executioner.”  This track represents the best of both old and new Carnifex. It boasts colors of fast and choppy, low, vocals of early Carnifex coupled with clean riffs, and by clean, I mean flawless.  The solos are also more generic, but as a betterment-often giving an old-school thrash feel and might I say; timeless feel to the guitar parts.  

World War X also features Arch Enemy frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz on “No Light Shall Save Us,” and she exemplifies what a featured artist should be- providing texture and only that- her vocals serve as a contribution to the greatness of the album as a whole.

Purchase this album here.


Macie is a lifelong metal fan and music journalist. Thrash is her #1 and she loves a good eighties hair metal jam. She is still waiting for the second-coming of grunge.

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