The vocals at some point are muddled and in some points are blended between both Steer and Walker. Such an awesome release and everything seemed to fit just right. The guitar is better heard with just headphones to make out the riffs closely. A solid album!! I cannot relate to the lyrics though. Just the music I’m concerned about. 3 musicians on this one before they acquired Michael Amott for their follow-up to this one. I think that his ideas might’ve been why Carcass went melodic.
This is where they belong though, in the underground. But that’ll never be again. Even though they’re still making music, nothing is like the old stuff. That goes with a lot of bands. That’s why I was compelled to write about this one for the millennials. So that they just don’t get the newer material but the old because that’s where the heart of this band was the strongest. I think Carcass’s first 4 albums are my favorites. Such a transformation with this band though. Later on, more mainstream.
The music on here is just heavy as hell the riffs all over the place. But they’re well blended in with the production aspect and drums as well as the vocals. There aren’t really many leads here, which is good because it keeps the music just downright kick ass brutal. You would never think that after hearing this they’d come out with something like “Swansong”, that is way mainstream. But “Surgical Steel”, their comeback album is quality just not like this though. This is HIGH-QUALITY.
To sum it up, there are high-and-lows in terms of tempo changes on here, more death metal than anything else. It’s really quality and I can’t stress that enough. Probably one of their best releases ever. Total underground and uncompromising. They hit-home with death metal fans world-wide with this. I really enjoy hearing the old material. Even though it’s pretty grim, it suits their lyrics and musically they were just developing still. Every death metal fan should own this!!
Reviewed By Death8699 (firstname.lastname@example.org).