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Symphonies of Sickness

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1. Reek Of Putrefaction
2. Exhume To Consume
3. Excoriating Abdominal Emanation
4. Ruptured In Purulence
5. Empathological Necroticism
6. Embryonic Necropsy And Devourment
7. Swarming Vulgar Mass Of Infected Virulency
8. Cadaveric Incubator Of Endoparasites
9. Slash Dementia
10. Crepitating Bowel Erosion

Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 10, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Earache Records
  • ASIN: B00000582N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,436 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 13, 1998
Format: Audio CD
There are very few bands that can can create the unified chaos and fury that Carcass can. "Symphonies of Sickness" creates such precise melodies and frantic beats it is impossible to stray from. The lead singer has a voice that rivals Barry White in it's baritone and Luciano Pavarotti in it's distinct flamboyance.This is one hell of a record.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Krudmonk on May 11, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album is brutally awesome. The vox are sick (both sets, Steer and Walker) and the riffs absolutely rule. Thaty are very interesting and not at all monotonous. This album also has pretty good atmosphere at some times-- odd for being grindcore (though this was early grind).
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Frank Rini on March 12, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
When this came out 20 yrs ago or so I can remember Metal Forces (now Terrorizer zine) giving this album a 30 out of 100. The reviewer called this garbage, not talent and an embarrasment. Why the zine would have someone review the album who was not a death metal fan is beyond me. Anyway this was a step up from the primitive Reek of Putrefaction album and saw the band still creating some amazing gore/grind w/more death metal influences in the songs. This is my fave Carcass cd, super brutal, but so catchy. Whether it's exhume to consume, ruptured in purulence-they all rule, even to this day. Great remaster, making the songs sound clearer and heavier, as well as louder!!. Amazing packaging. The demo songs from the album are of poor quality, but a good insight into the development of the songs. Saw them on this tour open for death, carcass ruled, opened w/genital grinder-and then bursted into exhume to consume.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lord Chimp on May 8, 2004
Format: Audio CD
_Symphonies of Sickness_ is classic grind and the best Carcass album in the grand scheme of things. It belongs up in the hierarchy of Napalm Death's first two albums. Here, Carcass does not have Napalm Death's unmatched, raw gutsy power (it's probably 'tamer' than _Reek of Putrefaction_, though still guttural and bloody), but they bring an element of finesse to the sound. It's complex, has really weird guitar solos, and sometimes is even brutally groovy, but it never forgets that it's a grind album. And the riff mastery is evident here as always, just listen to the sick, stomach-churning heaviness of that death-groove on "Raptured in Purulence" or parts of "Embryonic Necropsy and Devourment". And of course, the classic & hilarious medical textbook lyrics. Some examples: "The trunk now depleting gristle, with bactericidal decay | This discissed disarticulation I bludgeon as I ablate" and "Miasmic fungus infests the small intestine | Vitriolic juices burn through the stomach wall | Bursting carcinosis as chylase melts your guts | Crepitating neoplasm erupts with gore." Of course, you'll have to read the lyrics. Jeff Walker's vocals go from beastly, brutal growls to This is an utterly great metal album. Oh my, this album is good. Highly recommended if you like this sort of thing or if you want to check out grindcore.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Corey on April 25, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Carcass is one of my favorite bands. They managed to create one of the most sickning, extremely brutal music out there, goregrind. Using doctor terms, extremely sludgy (heavy) grind riffs, constant blast-beats, dual puked vocals makes this more extreme than anything Cannibal Corpse ever did. With this album and Reek of Putrefaction, they spawned a lot other goregrind bands such as: Regurgitate, Exhumed, Pig Destroyer, Impaled, and many of others. So if you are wanting music at its most extreme, purchase Symphonies of Sickness and Reek of Putrefaction.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Edgar Sanchez on December 2, 2003
Format: Audio CD
In my humble opinion,this is the bands best album to date.Its fast and brutal,but not as raw as the reek album.The production is much better this time around and the songs are really good.The vocals are much better and easier to decipher.The guitar work really displays their skills as musicians.I would recommend this cd to any carcass fan.These guys will be deeply missed.CARCASS RULES!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pablosa on March 13, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This CD continues with the gore and forensic stuff(lyrics and collage cover) like the first album. The only dfferences are that this album sounds a bit better than "Reek..." and instead of 22 songs, you have 10 well-structured songs. You can find classics like "Reek of putrefaction"(the song) and "Exhume to consume". "Symphonies..." it's more tolerable and "listenable" than "Reek..." (the album). This is the second effort of Carcass' legacy. The beginning of what would be later a perfect death-metal machine.
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Format: Audio CD
After a flawed, but classic, debut -resplendent with uber-muddy 'production' and songs that sound like a back alley lobotomy clinic- Carcass upped the Grind/Death/Gore Metal stakes by releasing this writhing ugly behemoth. So what had they changed? Two main things. First the production job is clearer on this album, but its still a long shot from the clear as distilled alcohol sound of Heartwork. Second death metal influences have seeped in here: clear solos, longer songs and more mid and slow tempo sections can be found here. This allows Carcass to really open up creatively, and they take full advantage of the opportunity.
The album kicks of with one of the most ominous riffs ever scratched onto a bit of plastic. Carcass return to similar slow tempo atmosphere laden riffs at strategic points throughout the album into to ensure that the ripping violent sections are given their proper counter point that keep them scary and exciting and stop them becoming boring (as an album of pure grindcore can tend to become, for this listener at any rate), see the inspired beginning to ruptured in purulence for another good example.

The vocals on this album are what really hit you when you first give it a spin.

Now if you're a squeamish listener there's good news and bad news. The good news is you can't here the medical textbook lyrics (subject matter: death, decay, corpses and the consumption there of). The bad news is that the incomprehensible vocals are even more gruesome and knicker-soilingly morbid than the lyrics. You've got the classic grindcore dichotomous vocals on this album: high-pitched fast paced shrieks and bowel scraping low belches. There's also some of the mid paced, mid ranged grunts that became prevalent in their later work.
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