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Everything on "Necroticism" is just excellent. The production by Colin Richardson is just top notch here. The lyrics are great, and the album art cover is very creepy. The musicianship on this album is also top notch as well. You got Michael Amott (formerly of Carnage, and he would later go on to play in Arch Enemy) and Bill Steer's orgasmic dualing guitarwork, lots of great heavy riffs and awesome technical dualing solos throughout. Ken Owen is a great drummer. His double bass drumwork is just awesome especially on my favorite song "Corporal Jigsore Quandary" in which he does an excellent drum loop at the beginning of the song. Jeff Walker is a very unique death metal vocalist. His vocals can range from low death growls to high pitched black metal screams, and he also tends to use a cleaner approach to his vocals as well.
Every song on here is just excellent, but if had to pick some standouts, they would definately be "Inpropagation", "Corporal Jigsore Quandary" (my favorite song which I mentioned earlier), "Incarnated Solvent Abuse" "Symposium of Sickness", "Pedigree Butchery", and "Forensic Clinicism/The Sanguine Article". Overall this classic album is an absolute must have for all metalheads. Guaranteed to get those heads banging, enjoy!!Read more ›
The album kicks off with the track, Inpropagation which is a excellent piece of musical work. Tempo changes, excellent vocals both low "death" and higher almost "black metal" growls. The opening drums and riff in Corporal Jigsore Quandary is excellent. The grinding of Incarnated Solvent Abuse is what we have grown accustom to. The guitar solos in Lavaging Expectorate of Lysergide Composition are beautiful and flow perfectly with the ambiance of the entire album. Finally closing with The Sanguine Article. This release will not disappoint any fan of the previous releases. If only they would have kept this up...
At the exact midpoint between their nauseatingly fast grindcore material and their more melodic, NWOBHM throwback albums, this one has the best of both world - medical dictionary derived lyrics, vicious vocals, speed and melodic leads - witness the choruses on the opener "Impropagation." Truly a keystone of the sub-genre and a landmark heavy metal album in general.
If there is any Carcass CD that definitely stepped up the band's career, it is no doubt "Necroticism". The production is top notch here. It was muddy on their previous two records, as they tended to steer towards the goregrind side of music. With "Necroticism", however, Carcass shows their pure talent here and tells people that "We're not just a grindcore band, folks".
Mike Amott (of ex-Carnage/Arch Enemy fame) and Bill Steer's guitars are just orgasmic, especially in my all-time favorite track, "Incarnate Solvent Abuse". "Corporal Jigsore Quandary" has an excellent beginning drum loop played by underrated drummer Ken Owen. Jeff Walker is one of the most unique death metal vocalists of all time. He tends to use a cleaner approach to his vocals and steers away from the "grunting" and "gurgling" that makes death metal/grindcore so controversial these days.
This album is simply a masterpiece in the death metal genre. While it may not be as melodic as "Heartwork" and "Swansong" would be, "Necroticism" will definitely have some heads banging, especially for the death metal fans. I definitely recommend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Carcass' 3rd full length finds them lengthening their grotesque odes, edging away from grindcore into pure Death Metal. Read morePublished 9 months ago by BJS777
Every so often a work of art comes out that sets a new bar and shows humanity what is possible. "Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious" is no less than a masterpiece. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Frosty Cold One
One helluva great album. Carcass at their best - thank god they grew out of their silly grindcore phase and released this record. Read morePublished on June 1, 2011 by Eugene Axe
I won't reinvent the wheel. Everything that has been said by the other people that has written a review for this is true. Read morePublished on September 21, 2007 by Jason R. Hood
The best deathmetal record ever made and probably the best there ever will be. All the songs on Necroticism have character. Read morePublished on May 13, 2007 by Lars Laursen
A year ago my uncle gave me an assload of old tapes, and this was one of them. The only death metal I ever listened to was
Cannibal Corpse, and Suffocation, which are great... Read more