This album also in addition to the blues vibe a tint of jazz feeling too. The guitars are heavy still, it’s just how they arranged the music. No death metal vocals whatsoever. Still quality songs on here. You shouldn’t give up on Carcass even though they’re melodic metal here it’s still worth picking up. I just didn’t care for the solos as much as I did the rhythms. The drums are darn good too!!
Some songs are rather slow, I suppose I’d say this is death and roll. Not melodic death to clarify. Even though they are melodic, the vibe is blues. I’m not sure if that’s Bill Steer’s doing in the change, nothing matches up to the older stuff. I think that if you take away the band’s name and change it to something else you could appreciate this. I mean anyone other than Carcass because this one is very slow by their standards. I’m surprised that they even decided to release this before disbanding.
I can’t say that this is anything other than a “B” rating. I wouldn’t say it’s lower than that it’s just a medium type of album. Very un-Carcass like. It’s just too slow I think for Carcass material they dissuaded fans into just liking the older material. It had more soul and energy to it. Some of their older releases hit home for me rather than this one. I think that their modern-day follow-up “Surgical Steel” is more solid than this one. I’d have to conclude that this is the least intense Carcass to date.
There are some songs that are more intense than others, but overall it’s still not up to par by Carcass’s standards even though they decided to release an album like this. Their evolution is grindcore/death/melodic/death and roll. But at least they’re back in the scene making albums again though it’s been 3 years since the release of “Surgical Steel” came out. I think it’s heavier and better than this one. I think that the riffs on here are good, but not heavy enough, even though their guitars are down-tuned. The intensity isn’t there at all. Oh well, long live old Carcass!!
Reviewed By Death8699 (firstname.lastname@example.org).