Editor's Pick: Decapitated, "Carnival Is Forever" - The Meanest Band on Earth
Profit is not, in and of itself a bad thing. But when profit is the motivating force behind a creative endeavor, creativity takes a back seat. I for one, do not have the patience to wade through a bunch of bands' music to see who might do something moderately interesting on two songs. I prefer bands that create an entirely different space for me, and do so consistently. In the last few years, Poland's Decapitated have impressed beyond compare, and have become my new favorite metal band. They are certainly the most exciting metal band I have heard since Opeth and Necrophagist gave me hope for the genre after being disgusted with its lack of creativity for the better part of a decade. Though their newest album, "Carnival Is Forever" has been out for well over a year, it is new to me, and I have to say that the bar has been raised as it pertains to metal being taken seriously.