- Audio Cassette (January 10, 1995)
- Label: Red Distribution, in
- ASIN: B00000582O
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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Symphonies of Sickness
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From the get go, you'll realize something different from the predecessor; the production is brilliant. Guitars, percussion, and vocals are all audible and fantastic sounding.
The vocalists were in perfect stride here. Ken's pitchshifted sections are present, but not over used, Bill's ghoulish growns are just as effective as they were in the past, and Jeff vastly improved his highs.
All three members greatly improved instrumentally as well. The sloppiness of the depute is nowhere to be found, replaced with surgical precision. The guitar and bass work is much improved, but the most noticeable is Ken's drumming. He virtually reinvented his playing style this time around. The drums on Reek of Putrefaction were quite spastic and one dimensional, but Ken really got his technique down for this one. Variety is the operation here; we have slow grooves as well as fast but controlled blasts. Everybody really focused on the music here.
Bill's riffs here are the best of his career. All songs feel incredibly well crafted and full of ideas. Everything is in the right place and there for a reason. Nothing less than the best in the field.
This is undoubtedly my favorite album, undoubtedly the best goregrind album, and undoubtedly the best work of Carcass' masterful career.
Standout tracks: Reek of Putrefaction, Exhume To Consume,Ruptured in Purulence,Crepitating Bowel Erosion,Embryonic Necropsy and Devourment
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Few bands are so influential that they not only go on to inspire trillions of other bands, they actually spawn legions of blatant imitators, too. Carcass are one of those bands. Read morePublished on September 3, 2012 by A. Stutheit
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... Read morePublished on May 28, 2012 by Cliente Amazon
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and since this album probably hundreds of bands have tried to imitate what all started here, most falling short of the mark. Read morePublished on February 2, 2009 by Mclusky
Heartwork and swansong are both terrible carcass albums which they have melody and dont got that goregrind sound no more... Read morePublished on July 24, 2006 by vomiting_out_god
I hate extreme metal, what an incredibly stupid genre. Why are all these bands still trying to force themselves onto our collective consciousness? Read morePublished on February 10, 2006 by robotiq
Empathological Necroticism is one of my personal favorite Carcass songs. The disc kicks off with Reek Of Putrefaction which is extremely fast (just like everything Carcass does)... Read morePublished on February 8, 2006 by Apathy78
I am totally bias towards this album. Why you ask? Because it is my favorite album ever. In any genre. This was one of the first death metal/grincore records I ever got. Read morePublished on November 12, 2004 by David Butler
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... Read morePublished on September 7, 2004 by Pablosa