REVIEW – Carcer City’s The Life We Have Chosen (2009)

In something of a departure for me as a critic, my first ever album review has just gone live over at The Dreaded Press.

The review is of The Life We Have Chosen, the first album by scouse metalcore band Carcer City, a band whose very name rubbed me the right way by virtue of being a reference to the Manhunt series of video games.  I really enjoyed the process of listening to the album, forming an opinion and investigating the rest of the genre though I must say that I did struggle with musical terminology.  There’s only so many different ways in which to say “really loud and intense guitar-noise” without drifting into talk of “thunderous axe work”.