Carnage – Infestation Of Evil (1989)

November 30th 2013 – The second demo

Carnage – Infestation Of Evil

Not On Label ‎– ‎– 1989 – Cassette

Side 1 / Side 2 MP3 320 kbps

Tracks: Torn Apart / Infestation Of Evil

FLAC files will not be available

June 29th – New rips, I have had two copies of this tape, both sounded like shit; this is the best copy so far, still sound like shit however.

For the one who want the real deal, buying tapes are harder than buying records; first it’s hard to see if the release is legit as there are a lot of bootlegs and counterfeits out there, secondly grading is cumbersome. As for grading is possible to look at a vinyl record and from that have an understanding how the record will sound, but for tapes it’s only possible get check the sound quality by actually playing the tape. I don’t really carry a Walkman when I buy tapes, maybe I should! This sleeve and the cassette is 100% legit but the sound is sadly awful. I had to amplify one channel +17 dB and the other +27!! dB. I buy some tapes from people I don’t know only when they are cheap. For the little bit more expensive tapes I prefer to buy them from people I know so I can return the bad ones if I have to.

That said, let’s move on to Carnage. Most of the early death metal came from Stockholm (Nihilist, Treblinka and Morbid). Carnage was different, having its origins from the Southern region of Småland. The band have some links to Disaccord but it’s unclear to me exactly how. Interesting Fred Estby from Dismember (who had a short hiatus at the time) actually moved from Stockholm to join the band and his first recording is this second demo by Carnage. On this tape Johan Axelsson does the singing (as he did on the previous demo). The band made then, in my option, a killer LP by “Dark Recollections”. That LP contains songs from this demo and their first demo and of course new songs. Carnage folded as guitarist Michael Amott moved on to Carcass. But that is not as sad as it sounds as two of the Carnage members could focus on Dismember instead. But that another story!

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  1. marcs77

    a piece of Swedish death metal history hands down!

  2. mark

    i have the 1st carnage tape w/ a`globalcarnage`sticker,an that is only recorded in one speaker i guess their tapedeck was broken,very punk!

  3. the editor

    Mark, is that one with one song on each side of the tape(it’s not single sided tape in other words)?

  4. mark

    i only have the 1st demo `daymanlost`is one sided.yourone looks orig.and with the sticker. could be other variations aswell as its handmade?

  5. the editor

    Thats most possible!

  6. the editor

    Had to sell this one to someone who did not care about the audio quality. Looking for a good sounding legit copy. Will pay well.

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