This is the album that really put Carcass into the metal world as legends and icons.
Before then...Carcass where a pinoeering band in the grindcore scene, and I have to admit, they really puhsed boundaries in that genre and also made England a more preductive place for metal.
But they soon adopted a new and more smarter style of songwriting. Now the songs on this album are quite lengthy, with some even going past the 6 minute mark into a 7 minute head melter. And whilst listening to this album, one thing was churning through my head...this is quite proggy in a weird way.
Now progressive death metal...a new genre of its own which turns up now and then, when listening to it, you can make many comparisons to Carcass during this period. Yes Carcass where experementing alot, and it can be heard in their songwriting, and to be honest...this style is one of my favourites ouf of Carcass experiments.
I prefer Heartwork to this album, mainly cause Heartwork is perfect and flawless...but this is album is a close contender. This album isn't flawless, cause not much is, but to be honest, this album is incredibly enjoyable and its a very interesting experience.
1. Inpropogation - Very dark, eerie and atmospheric intro. Full of exciting twists and turns. Almost progressive in an odd way. 10/10
2. Corporal Jigsore Quandary - This is the famous intro...that Trivium stole (to be honest, if you are gonna "steal" something, you might as well steal from Carcass). It's just a death metal classic really. 10/10
3. Symposium Of Sickness - Has quite a blackened death metal feel to it. Amazing blastbeats and riffs. 9/10
4. Pedigree Butchery - Great odd twists and turns. Proves that death metalcan be very dynamic and interesting. 9/10
5. Incarnated Solvent Abuse - One of their greatest riffs. Very diverse and exciting. Great images condured. 10/10
6. Carneous Cacoffiny - One of their best lyrical moments. Very diverse with some kick ass riffs. 10/10
7. Lavaging Expectorare Of Lysergide Composition - A mainly instrumental based song. Very diverse and interesting. 9/10
8. Forensic Clinicism / The Sanguine Article - Great lyrics. A completel step forward from their first 2 albums. Great arrangement. 10/10
CONCLUSION: This is the seeds of pure melodic death metal. And these seeds kick ass :D