Crime Of Idle Hands
Released on October 30, 2003
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"Why the hell hasn't this band got more attention yet? They've had a few great releases already but I haven't heard much buzz at all. I think this record will change things though, because it's a masterpiece! I can't say anyone has a sound like Carrion. It's a mixture of crust, sludge and classic punk and metal influences. It even has that whole mathy kind of feel that bands like Botch and Mastodon possess, closer to Mastodon though because Carrion has a big rock n' roll vibe. The best description I can come up with is TITD "In the Eyes of God" era meets Black Flag by way of Sabbath and Mastodon. This just defies boundaries. The songs range from just over 2 minutes to hulking 5 minute + epics. Very few songs will repeat the same structure twice, even within a single song. Instead, Carrion relentlessly batter you with always changing riffs that range from drunken sludge grooves to math/technical runs that stop your heart dead. The drumming is massive, sounding as if an octopus is behind the kit while the bass remains thick and heavy throughout. The vocals fucking destroy too. Nick reminds me of Steve Austin in the vocal department. He rips his throat apart, but there's some eerie melody in his delivery that sounds great. The production is perfect too, it is dense as hell and you can hear everything with perfect clarity. Great art to top it all off. This record is nothing short of awe-inspiring and will definitely earn a spot in my top 10 at the end of the year. Recommended to fans of everything¦crust, sludge, metal, punk, you name it. This album is a little bit of everything and then some. Killer work in every aspect." - Daredevil