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Old 10-Apr-2007, 11:32
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Default Carcass - Reek of Putrefaction (2003) Retail CD

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added on April 10, 2007, at 11:32 by allcdcovers

Back when they first appeared Carcass were dismissed by many as little more than a side-project of Napalm Death guitarist Bill Steer, but they would go on to become one of the most important bands within the grindcore / death metal genre’s. Listeners familiar only with the bands more commercial latter death metal output will probably be shocked at just how noisy this album is. Napalm Death makes for a good initial comparison, due to the hyper-blastbeat drumming of Ken Owen and the barely discernable guitar noise passing for songs. The guitar-solo’s barely register as individual notes at all, ripping instead through the songs like jagged shards of glass. The irony is that beneath the racket there are actually some interesting things happening here, as tracks like Pyosified, Supperation and Pungent Excruciation contain some of the most immense metal riffs ever written, but the production is so incredibly bad you’d be forgiven for missing them completely. In fact – even though this album has been recently remastered – I would go so far as to say this album has the worst production I have ever heard, but ironically this album would prove to be so influential that the ‘recorded in a toilet’ vibe would be considered as a necessary part of the genre by many later bands.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. While bands like Repulsion had already set the standards for this, Carcass brought a medical dictionary verbosity to their lyrics – who else would open a song with the lines “Pyosis mucolysifies malignant mucocoeles / pustules endocrinating disseminated mortified cells”? All 3 band members share the vocals fairly equally here – with Bill Steer providing the low-pitch grunting, Ken Owen even lower squelchy voices, and Jeff Walker giving high-pitch barks – all sound suitably sick, to complement the music.Make no mistake – Reek of Putrefaction could never be honestly described as a ‘good’ album – the band sound sloppy and amateurish at times, and the production is god-awful – but by producing the first ever gore-grind album Carcass unwittingly opened the floodgates for hundreds of other copycat bands, and such is the far-reaching influence of this album that it really cant be considered as anything less than a classic. Having set the template Carcass would go on themselves to master the goregrind sound with their second album Symphonies of Sickness, but if you’re willing to accept the inevitable rough edges of the bands first effort Reek of Putrefaction still has the power to crush.

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