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  • Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious

    Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
    1992 Earache Records


Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious

1992 Earache Records :: Reviewed by rofreason on 2005-07-01

Carcass are one of the few bands that managed to make huge jumps between recordings. Reek of Putrifaction was basically noisecore, more notable for it's outlandish outwork and horrific production than anything else. Symphonies of Sickness began to show where things were going, but this release is where Carcass began to really heat things up. An intricate sludgefest, Necroticism pulls you into the mix with no remorse. This is one of the heaviest albums out there in terms of sound and power. No kidding, this tape broke Rob's tape deck on the first play! Everything is tighter this time out, and the addition of guitar god Mike Amott is always a welcome presence on any album. It is exactly the guitar interplay between these two which makes this record so interesting. Passages jump from galloping riffs to classical picking, creating a somewhat "swirling" miasma of tone. Ken Owen's drumming also helps propel this album, as his always quirky beats may shift rapidly, but always appropriate to the song. This is definitely the pivotal Carcass album, highly recommended.