Until I Feel Nothing

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Until I Feel Nothing
Carnifex • Until I Feel Nothing.jpg
Studio album by Carnifex
Released October 24, 2011 (2011-10-24)
Recorded July 21, 2011 - August 18, 2011[1]
Genre Deathcore
Length 32:14
Label Victory
Producer Tim Lambesis, Carnifex
Carnifex chronology
Hell Chose Me
(2010)
Until I Feel Nothing
(2011)
Die Without Hope
(2014)
Singles from Until I Feel Nothing
  1. "Dead But Dreaming"
    Released: October 11, 2011

Until I Feel Nothing is the fourth full-length album by American deathcore band Carnifex. It was released worldwide on October 24, 2011 through Victory Records.

Background[edit]

After the release of the band's 2010 album, Hell Chose Me the band started work on Until I Feel Nothing after their supporting tours for it. With Hell Chose Me's noticeable advanced shift in style that was ultimately praised by critics,[2] but still having fans of their previous sound, the band decided to create Until I Feel Nothing as a combination of these two sounds.[2]

The album was produced by the band, along with Tim Lambesis, vocalist for As I Lay Dying at his production studio, Lambesis Studios.[3] A music video was produced for the title track and released the same day the album was launched.[4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars[5]
Blabbermouth 7.5/10 stars[6]
Revolver 3/5 stars[7]
Rock Sound 7/10[8]
SMN News 7/10 stars[9]

The album received a mostly positive response from critics. In his review for Blabbermouth, Scott Alisoglu wrote that "these are 10 tracks of smartly composed, relatively distinct, and even memorable tracks of brutal deathcore", noting that this album displayed a particular step forward for the band in terms of songwriting. He noted the songs 'Creation Defaced' and 'Never Forgive Me' "for some compelling arrangements, which often comes down to impacting transitions and various sorts of shading in the guitar work that take equal amounts of death metal's old and new."[6]

Rock Sound's Ryan Bird described the album as "A direct and furious affair", while noting that "A few more layers and the occasional shift in dynamics wouldn't go amiss, but this is an otherwise solid and suitably punishing effort."[8]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Scott Lewis, all music composed by Carnifex.

No. Title Length
1. "Deathwish"   1:19
2. "We Spoke of Lies"   2:56
3. "A Grave to Blame"   3:38
4. "Dead But Dreaming"   3:51
5. "Creation Defaced"   4:14
6. "Dehumanize"   3:00
7. "Until I Feel Nothing"   3:51
8. "Never Forgive Me"   3:04
9. "Wretched Entropy"   2:50
10. "Curse My Name"   3:27
Total length:
32:14

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[10] 43
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[11] 12
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[12] 4
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[13] 46

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AllMusic Until I Feel Nothing Carnifex". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Carnifex (CA) 2009 Featured Interview With Scott Lewis". Hardtimes. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "CARNIFEX To Release 'Until I Feel Nothing' In October". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Geist, Brandon. "Exclusive: Carnifex Premiere New Music Video, "Until I Feel Nothing"". Revolver. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Zed, Natalie. "Carnifex - Until I Feel Nothing Review". About.com. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Alisoglu, Scott. "CD Reviews - Until I Feel Nothing Carnifex - Blabbermouth.net". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  7. ^ Read, Clarke. "Review: Carnifex – Until I Feel Nothing". Revolver. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Bird, Ryan (October 29, 2011). "Carnifex - Until I Feel Nothing". Rock Sound. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Carnifex - Until I Feel Nothing". SMNnews.com. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "Carnifex – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Carnifex.
  11. ^ "Carnifex – Chart history" Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums for Carnifex.
  12. ^ "Carnifex – Chart history" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Carnifex.
  13. ^ "Carnifex – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Carnifex.