Carnivore where a band from New York that played a crossover style mixing metal with hardcore and this is a review of their 1987 album "Retaliation" which was released by Roadracer Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine hardcore and thrash together to create a sound of their own as well as some melody being thrown into the riffing at times, while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very raw and primitive sounding punk/thrash guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are all hardcore style shouts, while the lyrics cover political, anti religion, and hateful themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for the time it came out where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on t his recording.
In my opinion Carnivore where a very great sounding crossover band and if you are a fan of this band, you probably already own this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Angry Neurotic Catholics" "Race War" "Jesus Hitler" and "Sex And Violence". RECOMMENDED BUY.