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Surgical Steel - Black LP [VINYL] [Double LP, Limited Edition]

Carcass Vinyl
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  • Vinyl (16 Sep 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Double LP, Limited Edition
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • ASIN: B00E0G5S20
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,412 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2. Thrasher's Abbatoir
3. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System
4. A Congealed Clot of Blood
5. The Master Butcher's Apron
6. Noncompliance to ASTM F899-12 Standard
7. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills
8. Unfit for Human Consumption
9. 316L Grade Surgical Steel
10. Captive Bolt Pistol
11. Mount of Execution
12. Intensive Battery Brooding

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Carcass Surgical Steel

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heroic return of British Death Metallers 1 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD
The year was 1993 and I was 17 when I first discovered Carcass. Albeit late in the game they swiftly became my favourite band in the death metal genre which I was immersing myself in. The album was Heartwork and it became the album that all future music purchases would be compared to. A couple of years and one album later Carcass would split up, leaving a massive hole in the UK Death Metal scene. Thankfully a couple of years ago Carcass got back together to play a handful of shows, one thing led to another and they announced the release of their new album Surgical Steel. I can hand on heart state that this album is flawless from beginning to end there is nothing not to like. I've had this CD since the day it was released, and not a week has gone by where I haven't listened to the whole album. Not only that but it's made me rediscover Carcass' earlier albums and even the much maligned Swansong album. If your not familiar with Carcass this album is a brilliant starting point, working backwards through their releases, although I would leave the aforementioned Swansong to the end. Although this album harks back to the sound of Death Metal in the early 90s it sounds contemporary so perfect for new and old fans alike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Splendid Return To The Coroner's Office 17 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD
Carcass have long been one of my favourite bands, and despite catching them live at Bloodstock a few years ago, I never thought I'd see the day they'd release new material (guitarist Bill Steer said around that time he thought it highly unlikely). So, enter "Surgical Steel", and how does it fare?

Well, after initial expectations wear off, you come to realize that, in essence, this is the next logical step up from "Heartwork". It brushes off pretty much everything from "Swansong" and hits you with a hammer blow full of Bill's crushing riffs, melodious solos, rampant drum battery, and of course, the snarling sneer of bassist Jeff Walker. Opening with the heaviest tune on the album (after the harmony-drenched intro), the band go full speed ahead, ripping your face off with monster tunes boiling with bile and venom. Sure, the production is a little polished, but hey, it's the era of pro-tools; what do you expect?

The material is of an exceptionally high standard, and there is more variation than there was on "Heartwork", with some songs going for the throat, others slowing things down and giving the instruments room to breathe. It's sterile in the best sense possible, and the highlight for me is without a doubt "The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills". It's as awesome as the title suggests, and it boasts the best riff on the album, a total Maiden-on-steroids moment that recalls the brilliance that was "This Mortal Coil".

Fans of the band won't be disappointed, and while it isn't quite as essential as "Heartwork", and it bares no resemblance to the aural pathology report that was "Necroticism", "Surgical Steel" is a fine return to form that all fans of melodic death metal should not miss. Welcome back, guys.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic British metal album 8 July 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After a long absence - Carcass return - with Jeff's satirical, biting, lyrical wit, Bill's scalpel sharp precision riffage, and a new drummer to pay homage to Ken's blistering legacy, all intact, and it almost sounds as if they'd never been away.

There's a spread of different Carcass eras on display here - from the brutal bludgeoning of the early songs (although without the dirty sludge production of the first release - which I still love.) To the more delicate, calculated savagery of their heady Heartwork days.

Without wanting to label an already extensive list of genres and sub genres, what we have here is a really good heavy metal album. At the end of the day, that's what this is, and it has all the hallmarks of a classic; the atmospheric intro track 1985, the fast songs, the mid paced rockers, the epic closing track - it's a polished, high quality set of songs, that is pure class start to finish.

I'm really glad they went ahead with this after their very successful festival appearances - as much as I love Bill's Firebird and Jeff's fantastic country album - when combined they make outstanding tracks.

It's an essential purchase for any rock or metal fan. And I hope they continue to release new material - as my other fave bands - Van Der Graaf Generator and Voivod have done.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost 5 stars 9 Jun 2014
By Gary G
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Very, very slick modern metal album that still retains something of the original Carcass sound and feel. It took me several listens to begin to appreciate the non single tracks but despite this they (unfit for human consumption/captive bolt pistol) still stand out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic 28 Mar 2014
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
This has got a bit of everything for all fans to enjoy!.
It seems to get better and better as the CD goes on.
Good stuff!
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5.0 out of 5 stars back from the dead! 10 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD
I loved Carcass in my teens, but I wasn't the biggest fan of their last release before imploding. Surgical Steel is for me not only a massive return to form but one of the best albums I've heard in recent memory. I've been listening to it since release date and have not grown tired of it yet - I listen to it for warming up to runs, getting ready for work, driving, doing the house work... If you want to get a job done quickly and with vigor, have this as your soundtrack. The musicianship etc goes without saying, brilliant album.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Carcass are back , you need this
Published 1 day ago by Michael B.
3.0 out of 5 stars OK album or amazing album depending on your Carcass Taste
If your prefer Necroticism and the albums before to Heartwork this album aint really for you, but if your a heartwork fan you will love this album its well it put together but... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Craig Ross
4.0 out of 5 stars Carcass is back again!
I have to say that their return was a welcome one for me. This album is kind of a mix of "Heartwork" and the album preceeding it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by gunderad
5.0 out of 5 stars Unmistakeably Carcass
This is not "Necroticism", "Reek of Putrefaction" or any other Carcass album rebooted, this is a bonafide, new Carcass album, and I had no idea how much I missed... Read more
Published 7 months ago by M. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Still meat on the Bones..
They said if it didn't sound like how they used to they would scrap this CD
Probably they thought no one could replace Ken Owen( Drummer) & be as good? Read more
Published 8 months ago by bogeyman25
5.0 out of 5 stars Carcass have still got it.
Carcass kick ass - fact. Good cd, nice and thrashy in parts. Played amazing live set with Amon Amarth. Still got it, will never lose it. A must buy.
Published 8 months ago by John McAulay
4.0 out of 5 stars Intense Stuff.
first off, ive never been a fan of death metal or any of its sub-genres. But recently I have delved into some pretty heavy stuff. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Callumdudee
5.0 out of 5 stars Best metal album of the year...
I always knew there would be another album, I'd always hoped it would have Ken on the drums but that was not to be, still, this new bloke does sound quite similar in places and... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Captain Creosote
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