CARCASS — Swansong (review)

CARCASS — Swansong album cover Album · 1996 · Death 'n' Roll Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
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Pop death metal!

Yes, this is the only way I can put this album. Is their even any death metal elements in this album? And if their isnt...who cares...

After the whole melodic thing made Carcass metal superstars...they decided to take that whole melodic thing, and become even more contemporary...thatr right CONTEMPORARY DEATH METAL!!! it exists, and this album prooves it.

Now Carcass fans and the metal community have divided opinions on this album...some suprisingly love it, some like it, and some really hate it.

To be honest, this is the thrid time I've heard this album and I'm only really starting to like it now. First few listens...it doesnt really stick out...but after the first few your like...Ok i get it now.

All gore is gone from the lyrics and the topics are more social and pardoyesque...maybe considreded satire at times...but sometimes the lyrics can be a bit of a joke. It is slightly watered from what you'd expect from Carcass...but it is easier to listen to.

1. Keep On Rotting In The Free World - One of their best songs in my album. Classic riff thats a right belter. 10/10

2. Tomorrow Belongs To Nobody - Kick ass ridd. Great chorus. 10/10

3. Black Star - I really dont like this song too much. It's just a bit stupid to be honest. Although it's not that bad. 7/10

4. Cross My Heart - Basically the same as what I think about Black Star, although this song is worse. 6/10

5. Child's Play - Very interesting arrangement. Great riffs and lyrics. I love how groovy and slow it is. 10/10

6. Room 101 - Great main riff. Not a big fan of the chorus though. 8/10

7. Polarized - Great chorus. Just a kick ass song. Great twists and turns. A bit like a little rollercoaster 10/10

8. Generation Hexed - I believe their is an Entombed influence...from the death and roll style. Just a kick ass song. 10/10

9. Firm Hand - One of their most diverse songs. Great lyrics and arrangement. This song also has acoustic guitars in it...now its not every day you hear that in death metal. 10/10

10. R**k The Vote - One of their best riffs. Great chorus. Amazing guitar work. Just kick ass, plain and simple. 10/10

11. Don't Believe A Word - Amazing intro. Very different. Not a big fan of the chorus. 9/10

12. Go To Hell - It's pure cheese...but its not so bad. 8/10

CONCLUSION: By far their best and by far their worst. This is the marmite of metal...dare to try :D

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more than 2 years ago
I know my mom wouldn't.
more than 2 years ago
i think my mum wud like this album tho
more than 2 years ago
I agree it's not death metal - that's why we have it in traditional heavy metal ;-)
more than 2 years ago
you have to admit though, it ain't exactly death metal
more than 2 years ago
I'm not really thinking pop in relation to this album. To me, it's more like good old heavy metal with snarled vocals. I also quite like this release, and I think that the two first tracks are pure awesomeness. They ar esome of the most headbanging-inspiring tracks I've heard.

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