Reek Of Putrefaction [VINYL]
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LP with original gore soaked artwork pressed on deluxe 180 gram vinyl in diecut slip sleeve- limited to 1,000 copies
Top Customer Reviews
Anyhoo, lecture aside, this is a true death-grind monster. For a moment ignore the bizarre production and just listen, and you can hear so much going on despite the constraints of the recording. Musically, this is just as complex as their later works, and lyrically the band's bizarre (more damning listeners might want to change that to sick and warped) med-student sense of humour comes shining through. The riffs are mighty, the technicality is superb and the punk-rock Discharge style production gives an impressive bite despite what anyone else may say.
This incarnation of Carcass is a totally different beast to later reiterations such as Heartwork, but this record still makes an excellent companion to the later material. You'll either love it or hate it, but the same magic that makes Heartwork so brilliant still breathes beneath it's sludgy 80s punk sound, and Reek of Putrefaction is a CD I can see taking pride of place among my other death metal records.Read more ›
Aside from the ‘music’ Carcass really made an impact with their lyrics and imagery, with the album cover being so shocking (a collage of real-life autopsy photographs) that the album artwork was subsequently banned for being obscene, and even now has only been re-released under a (removable) obscuring black card inlay. Lyrically the band also pushed at the extremities – with every song relentlessly obsessed with death, corpses and extreme suffering.Read more ›
An album that gets better with repeat listening, and despite general negativity on the production, I feel it adds to the whole Carcass experience.
All in all an album you MUST own if your serious about truely EVIL music!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
for me, i love the music, the lyrics and best of all the titles such as excreted alive, vomited anal tract, mucopurrulence excretor and malignant defecation. Read morePublished on 19 May 2005
If this peice of filth was even slightly better produced it would be THE BIGGEST FLESH RIPPER on this god forsaken planet, but it ain't! Read morePublished on 5 Feb. 2004