Karcavul are an extreme doom band coming from Lyon, France. This three piece goal is basically to cause as must disgust as possible throughout their murky and rotten doom. So rotten that they classify their own music as "Necro Doom Extreme" and i totally agree with that. Containing 4 slabs of some of the most necro doom, "Rawctaver" successfully impersonates his goal to the listener, leaving him uncomfortable and sick as possible.
The opening track "Varices", that means something related to varicose veins, opens with one of the most obnoxious sounds to me... the irritating buzzing sound of flies as they fly around... i don't want to even imagine it, i just had lunch. Karcavul is heavy. This whole orchestra of decay works very well as a whole even when they unexpectedly change the tempos from that dragged, filthy sludge doom to a storm of death metal filled with some blast beats as well. Another piece of horror pulled apart from Karcavul's worst nightmare is "Sacamerde", a brutal and heavy as fuck track, where the band keeps on alternating from slow to fast in a blink of an eye. Although the main influence of Karcavul is clearly sludge doom, there are also some death metal parts like in "Culacl Rnael", where the bands immediately speeds up at a death metalish pace, layered with very deep growls causing the ground to shake below our feet. It closes with "Sépir", a track that maintains under a steady reign, the alignment of horror that we had so far. Drinking influences from some of the most brutal genres in heavy music, Karcavul successfully managed to expose their (twisted) vision of the World. If i could resume this release in one word it would probably be: Devastating.
"Rawctaver" is also available for purchase, right here, it comes with a very nice packaging, although the band had the (sick) pleasure of giving it for free at their Bandcamp. Support the sick tunes!