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An album every death metal fan must own,
By A Customer
This review is from: Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious (Audio CD)
I can't speak highly enough of this album. It's incredibly heavy, and Colin Richardson's (Burn My Eyes, Demanufacture) production is razor sharp (similar to Heartwork). The godawful production that made Carcass' first two albums (reekofputrefaction and Symphonies of Sickness) such classics(!) has disappeared but the morbid, eloquent lyrics are still intact. It may be 11 years old but it still beats the hell out of most death metal stuff being churned out today. This is actually better than their most well known album, Heartwork, even though the riffs take a little while longer to bury themselves in your head. Messrs Steer, Amott (now with melodic metallers Arch Enemy) and Walker are geniuses. Walker's pathological jargon is truly engrossing, and the morgue hall soundclips to each song give this album real character. The subject matter is quite gory and sick, be warned, but if that doesn't bother you then purchase this, it really is a classic.