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Moving from the morgue to the mainstream,
This review is from: Heartwork (Audio CD)
There's no doubt that Carcass already stood out from their death metal peers before this album - they already had obviously excellent musicianship, and more imagination than the bands they shared shelf space with - but with this album, they developed a new, clearer, more listenable sound that had a little more in common with mainstream thrash than their charnel-house associates. It sounds great, too - purists may disagree (at the time there were claims of 'selling out') but this album has stood the test of time, and when played against hyped bands like Slipknot it proves that you don't need masks or other gimmicks to stand out from the crowd. Amongst the best metal albums of all sub-genres, and five stars well deserved.