While approaching their sixth full-length album, Slow Death, Carnifex possessed a distinct vision. The San Diego metal quintet-Scott Lewis [lead vocals], Shawn Cameron [drums], Cory Arford [rhythm guitar, backing vocals], Fred Calderon [bass], and Jordan Lockrey [lead guitar]-would build on the expansiveness of 2014's critically acclaimed Die Without Hope as they brought a definitive darkness to the fold. "We wanted to take the next step," affirms Scott. "On the last album, we started utilizing orchestration and additional programming in terms of classical and electronic sounds. We elevated that to a new level here. That's why there's a dark vibe that runs through the whole album. It adds a layer of atmosphere that gives you a different feeling."