BAND CARBON BLACK
ALBUM WE REMAIN
LABEL SELF RELEASE
OUT May 6th, 2022
OUR RATING 80/100
CARBON BLACK are ready to release their 3rd album entitled “We Remain”, mixed by Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley and featuring Tim Ripper Owens "Official Page" as special guest.
Recorded throughout the last eighteen months, "We Remain" is a hard hitting statement of perseverance and tenacity.
Australian bush fires, political unrest, isolation and the global pandemic fueled a collection of tracks forged into their experiences of the last two mad years.
CARBON BLACK was founded in 2013 by four close friends in New South Wales, Australia with a common passion for HM.
Musically, CARBON BLACK blend a foundation of honest 90s influences with their roots in solid, groove-based metal and rock, combined with an eye to social and political situation.
CARBON BLACK consists of brothers Rob and Steve Giles (bass and drums), vocalist Jonathan Hurley and guitarist Damon Bishop.
In 2014 CARBON BLACK released their debut EP, “Principium” Produced by Darren Jenkins (Daysend, Deprivation, Mortal Sin).
In 2018 They published their first full length album “End of This”.
CARBON BLACK have shared stages, among others, with masters such as HELLYEAH, MARTY FRIEDMAN, CAVALERA brothers Max & Iggor, DAVID ELLEFSON, VOIVOD, and Ross the Boss.
Seven songs in this new platter opened by RED FLAG where, after an intro, starts a pressing drumming, helped by cutting vocals, heavy riffing and a fast solo part.
THE ONE WHO KNOWS MY NAME, after an instrumental and lilting intro, is another kick in the teeth, while SCARS is a brilliant and groovy song that you’ll appreciate.
They go on with UNDER ORDER, with TIM RIPPER OWENS as special guest, absolutely effective, and groovy WE BLEED .
Last two shots are ONE ENEMY, and brilliant OUR REPRISE, with its mood between contemporary metal and deeper and rawer mood in the last slice.
01 Red Flag 3:11
02 The One Who Knows My Name 4:06
03 Scars 4:21
04 Under Order (feat. Tim 'Ripper' Owens) 3:21
05 We Bleed 3:58
06 One Enemy 3:49
07 Our Reprise 7:14
Tim Ripper Owens "Official Page"