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Carnifex is an American deathcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2005, they are currently signed to Nuclear Blast after having been signed to Victory Records and have released four full-length albums and one EP. The name of the band is derived from the Old English Latin word äúexecutioner; literally meaning, “executioner”.
Salt Lake City, Utah’s Chelsea Grin channel the brutality of their namesake (the phrase refers to a grisly facial torture practice) via their punishing brand of breakdown-heavy deathcore. Citing influences like Suicide Silence, Slayer, Whitechapel, and A Perfect Circle, the band employed a lethal blend of death metal and post-hardcore on their 2010 debut Desolation of Eden.