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Carnifex Surprise-Release EP with New Song + Slipknot and Nine Inch Nails Covers

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I’ve never really been here nor there on Carnifex — they kinda just exist to me — but I know plenty of people like ’em a whole lot. If you’re one of those people, you’ll be stoked to learn about the band’s new EP Bury Me in Blasphemy, which they surprise-released last night. It features a brand new track of the same name that sounds like a Carnifex song.

More interesting to me are the included covers of Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like a Hole” and Slipknot’s “The Heretic Anthem.” Carnifex are the second band to cover “Head Like a Hole” in recent weeks, and their version absolutely smokes the abomination that was Buckcherry’s rendition. Theirs is fairly predictable — it’s just “Head Like a Hole” done as deathcore — but I think they’ve done a good job of making it their own and it’s a fun listen. Carnifex’s version of “The Heretic Anthem” is closer to the band’s usual wheelhouse and as such is less of a departure from the original, but it’s definitely the heaviest you have ever heard Slipknot performed and, like the NIN cover, it’s fun.

Dark synthwave master GosT’s remix of Carnifex’s version of “Head Like a Hole” might be the most exciting track of the lot. It’s distinctly GosT — with its pulsating, unforgiving beat and eery, whispery keyboard sound effects — it makes use of Carnifex’s guitar and vocal embellishments in their version and, via an added emphasis on the song’s electronic elements, pays ample tribute to the original. It’s a banger.

Stream Bury Me in Blasphemy below or via Spotify.

[via The PRP]

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