HERE), this time it's about Cara neir alone. The duo from Dallas released in august an EP called Sublimation therapy (17 sons-17 min). Cara neir is used to release songs within a wide range of styles in extreme metal. This EP is no exception, this time they explore the more grind / powerviolence side of their music (modern grind, more like Nasum or Noisear than early Napalm death), with touches of math rock and also some melodies here and there. they also keep the black metal feel of their music with the vocals and some guitar parts. something else that don't changes is their ability at writing good and memorable songs.
so we have with Sublimaiton therapy an other really solid release by Cara neir. recommended, especially if you like grind oriented music with a different and original direction. they also released this september a 4 way split with Horseback / Venowl and Nijiqahdda, more in the slower and more melodic vein of their split with Ramlord. their 3 songs on this split are also really good.
Check their releases on their Bandcamp
Garry Brents and Chris Francis, the two members of Cara neir, answered to the questions I sent them. read it below :
-To start with can you present the band ? are you a trio, a duo or a duo with some other associated people?
-what about the EP sublimation therapy, do you decided to record something more grindcore oriented?
-what about the 4 way split with Horseback, Venowl and Njiqahdda, who had the idea?
-the 3 songs on this split sounds a bit more like your other records, a bit more melodic maybe, do you wanted to go back to your more usual sound after Sublimation therapy?
-on the other side was the songs on the split with Ramlord like an exploration of the more melodic and “post-rock” side of your music? How did you get to do this split with Ramlord?
-how do you write the songs and how do you explain your ability to write good songs mixing different styles of while keeping a strong Cara neir identity,? Was it something you wanted when you started the band?
-are you more from a metal or a crust/punk background?
-what about your lyrics? What subjects are the more important for you?
-which bands were the most important for you?
-which band from your area (or from anywhere) would you recommend?
-how do you choose the artwork for your records? I think the one for Sublimation therapy is not as good as the others, but maybe it has a meaning that’s important?
The meaning behind the images is more of an open interpretation to the music on the EP for the listeners.
-I read on your Facebook page that you started recording a coming LP, can you tell us more about it?
-do you play your songs live or do you intend to?
-a split with Thenn is also coming isn’t it? Do you think you’ll continue to write and record that much in the future?
-something to add to close the interview?