CARCASS

Melodic Death Metal / Goregrind / Death Metal / Grindcore / Death 'n' Roll • United Kingdom
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Carcass is a goregrind/death metal band formed by Napalm Death guitarist Bill Steer together with drummer Ken Owen in 1985 and is considered by many to have been one of the most influential and talented bands within the extreme metal scene.

Carcass was originally based in Liverpool. On their first demo, Sanjiv contributed vocals. In 1987, bassist and vocalist Jeffrey Walker, formerly of the Electro Hippies, joined them.

The band focused on topics mostly relating to the medical field and bizarre combinations of medical equipment and chemicals with human anatomy, such as "Intenacious, intersecting / Reaving fats from corporal griskin [...] Skeletal groats triturated, desinently exsiccated". This lyrical focus led many in the music press to falsely believe that one or more members of the band had studied medicine. There is more evidence to show that this lyrical focus was a method of pushing vegetarianism (For example, "Exhume To Consume").
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CARCASS Discography

CARCASS albums / top albums

CARCASS Reek of Putrefaction album cover 2.97 | 27 ratings
Reek of Putrefaction
Goregrind 1988
CARCASS Symphonies of Sickness album cover 3.52 | 30 ratings
Symphonies of Sickness
Goregrind 1989
CARCASS Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious album cover 4.34 | 65 ratings
Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
Death Metal 1991
CARCASS Heartwork album cover 4.38 | 84 ratings
Heartwork
Melodic Death Metal 1993
CARCASS Swansong album cover 3.64 | 40 ratings
Swansong
Death 'n' Roll 1996
CARCASS Surgical Steel album cover 4.14 | 31 ratings
Surgical Steel
Melodic Death Metal 2013
CARCASS Torn Arteries album cover 4.35 | 20 ratings
Torn Arteries
Melodic Death Metal 2021

CARCASS EPs & splits

CARCASS Peel Sessions album cover 2.53 | 4 ratings
Peel Sessions
Grindcore 1989
CARCASS Live St. George's Hall, Bradford 15.11.89 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live St. George's Hall, Bradford 15.11.89
Grindcore 1990
CARCASS Gods of Grind album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gods of Grind
Death Metal 1992
CARCASS Tools of the Trade album cover 4.11 | 10 ratings
Tools of the Trade
Death Metal 1992
CARCASS Triumph of Death album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Triumph of Death
Death Metal 1992
CARCASS The Heartwork EP album cover 3.70 | 5 ratings
The Heartwork EP
Melodic Death Metal 1994
CARCASS Party.San Metal Open Air - Hell Is Here-Sampler album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Party.San Metal Open Air - Hell Is Here-Sampler
Melodic Death Metal 2013
CARCASS Grind Madness at the BBC The Earache Peel Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Grind Madness at the BBC The Earache Peel Sessions
Goregrind 2014
CARCASS Carcass / Cerebral Bore album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Carcass / Cerebral Bore
Melodic Death Metal 2014
CARCASS Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel album cover 3.83 | 5 ratings
Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel
Melodic Death Metal 2014
CARCASS Despicable album cover 4.00 | 5 ratings
Despicable
Melodic Death Metal 2020

CARCASS live albums

CARCASS demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

CARCASS Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment album cover 1.67 | 2 ratings
Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment
Grindcore 1987
CARCASS Symphonies of Sickness album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Symphonies of Sickness
Goregrind 1988
CARCASS Rock Hard Presents: Gods of Grind album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rock Hard Presents: Gods of Grind
Death Metal 1991
CARCASS Zochrot album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Zochrot
Death Metal 2013
CARCASS Under the Scalpel Blade album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Under the Scalpel Blade
Death Metal 2019

CARCASS re-issues & compilations

CARCASS Wake Up And Smell The... album cover 3.45 | 7 ratings
Wake Up And Smell The...
Death Metal 1996
CARCASS Best of Carcass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Best of Carcass
Death Metal 1997
CARCASS Choice Cuts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Choice Cuts
Death Metal 2004
CARCASS The Complete Pathologist's Report album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Pathologist's Report
Death Metal 2008
CARCASS Casket Case album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Casket Case
Death Metal 2015
CARCASS The Best of Carcass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Carcass
Death Metal 2016
CARCASS The Carcass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Carcass
Melodic Death Metal 2016

CARCASS singles (5)

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3.50 | 1 ratings
Go to Hell
Melodic Death Metal 1995
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3.50 | 1 ratings
Captive Bolt Pistol
Melodic Death Metal 2013
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4.00 | 2 ratings
Unfit for Human Consumption
Melodic Death Metal 2013
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Livestock Marketplace
Melodic Death Metal 2014
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 2 ratings
Eleanor Rigor Mortis / Under the Scalpel Blade
Melodic Death Metal 2023

CARCASS movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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3.00 | 1 ratings
Wake Up and Smell the... Carcass
Death Metal 1996
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Death Metal Live
Death Metal 2009

CARCASS Reviews

CARCASS Under the Scalpel Blade

Promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs) · 2019 · Death Metal
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"Under the Scalpel Blade" is a one-track flexi-disc single release by UK death metal act Carcass. The 7" flexi-disc single was given away with copies of the 4th of December 2019 Decibel Magazine. At that point it was meant to be a teaser release for the then forthcoming release of Carcass seventh full-length studio album "Torn Arteries", but it ended up being a teaser release coming out 2 years before the actual release of the album in September 2021, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Carcass opted to include "Under the Scalpel Blade" on the October 2020 "Despicable" EP release, which they ended up releasing as a stop-gap release, because they had to postpone the album release a couple of times.

Stylistically it´s one of the heaviest, fastest, and most old school death metal/deathgrind tracks on "Torn Arteries", and it´s an absolutely brilliant composition. It´s no wonder Carcass chose this as their first single for "Torn Arteries" and also released a promotional video for the track. A 4 star (80%) rating is deserved.

CARCASS Zochrot

Promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs) · 2013 · Death Metal
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"Zochrot" is a a one-track single release by UK death metal act Carcass. It´s a flexi disc single which was given away free with the October 2013 issue of Decibel Magazine. "Zochrot" was upon release an exclusive track, but it was reissued as one of the tracks on the November 2014 "Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel" EP, which features leftover material from the "Surgical Steel" (2013) sessions. So "Zochrot" is one of the tracks which didn´t make it unto Carcass comeback album.

Stylistically it´s a mid-paced heavy death metal track, featuring death/thrashy riffs, heavy beats, nice melodic leads and harmonies, and Jeff Walker´s signature snarling vocals on top. Quality wise it could just as easialy have made the cut as any other track which did make the cut to be included on "Surgical Steel". It´s packed in the same powerful, detailed, but also slightly sterile sounding production as the other material recorded during the same sessions. Upon conclusion "Zochrot" is a great but maybe not spectacular Carcass track. Still a 3.5 - 4 star (75%) rating is deserved.

CARCASS Captive Bolt Pistol

Single · 2013 · Melodic Death Metal
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"Captive Bolt Pistol" is a two-track single release by UK death metal act Carcass. The single was released through Nuclear Blast in August 2013. It was released to promote the release of the band´s September 2013 comeback album "Surgical Steel". "Captive Bolt Pistol" is featured as track number 10 on "Surgical Steel" and appears here in the exact same version as on the album. "Intensive Battery Brooding" is on the other hand an exclusive track, and obviously an outtake from the "Surgical Steel" sessions. It would subsequently be included on the November 2014 "Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel" EP, which features leftover tracks from the "Surgical Steel" sessions.

"Captive Bolt Pistol" is a fast, sharp, and brutal death metal track, which is reminiscent of the early- mid-90s output by Carcass. "Intensive Battery Brooding" is a heavy track featuring more traditional heavy metal elements. A 3.5 - 4 star (75%) rating is deserved.

CARCASS Unfit for Human Consumption

Single · 2013 · Melodic Death Metal
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"Unfit for Human Consumption" is a one-track single release by UK death metal act Carcass. The single was released through Nuclear Blast in 2013 to promote the release of the band´s September 2013 comeback album "Surgical Steel". "Unfit for Human Consumption" is featured as track number 8 on "Surgical Steel" and appears here in the exact same version as on the album.

It´s a brilliant death metal track, which makes me think of how Carcass sounded on "Heartwork" (October 1993, Earache Records). It´s a track loaded with fast-paced energetic riffs, melodic lead- and harmony guitar work, snarling aggressive vocals, and a powerful playing rhythm section (I love the blast beat section around the 3 minutes mark). A 4 star (80%) rating is deserved.

CARCASS Go to Hell

Single · 1995 · Melodic Death Metal
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"Go to Hell" is a 2-track single release by UK death metal act Carcass. The single was released through Earache Records in 1995 as a promotional single preceding the release of the band´s fifth full-length studio album "Swansong".

"Go to Hell" appears as the twelth and closing track on "Swansong", but "Emotional Flatline" is an outtake track from the sessions, which wasn´t included on the original version of the album. It was subsequently included on deluxe versions of the album and it was also included on the November 1996 "Wake Up and Smell the... Carcass" compilation album (Earache Records).

Both tracks are in the death´n´roll style loaded with traditional heavy metal elements which Carcass played on "Swansong", although "Emotional Flatline" is not as hard rock/heavy metal infested as "Go to Hell", until the cowbell middle section. The quality of both tracks is high, and there´s nothing wrong with the performances or the well sounding production job, so while this release may seem a little redundant today, now that both tracks are available elsewhere, this is still a worthwhile single release. A 3 - 3.5 star (65%) rating is warranted.

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