Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious review by Carcass

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  • Released: Oct 30, 1991
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.8 (103 votes)
Carcass: Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious

Sound — 10
This album is third album by death metal band from England, Carcass. It was released by Earache Records in October 1991. Band consisted of Jeff Walker (vocals, bass), Michael Amott (lead & rhythm guitar), Bill Steer (vocals, lead & rhythm guitar) and Ken Owen (drums). If you are looking for a death metal classic, look no further. Do not expect something too brutal, because after every album they released, they lost some of their goregrind roots. Carcass choose technicality over brutality and the result is an enormous amount of chugga-chugga riffs. Just listen to riffs in "Corporal Jigsore Quandary" and "Incarnated Solvent Abuse". You can also find lots of guitar solos, which, I think that all of them are named either by Amott or Steer. They decided to put some spoken words at the start of some songs, but the speakers, especially woman, can get a little annoying.

Lyrics — 10
Walker was always master in writing too complicated lyrics, that are hard to understand even if you have dictionary at hand. The lyrics are still gory, but with more indirect approach. This is also the last album that features deep guttural vocals done by Steer. You can still hear some goregrind going on in this vocals, which are, by the way, very good.

Overall Impression — 10
With all riffs and vocals (ok, I forgot to mention drumming) this is very consistent album without bad song. The only minus is that some songs are just too long. Nevertheless, the best songs are "Incarnated Solvent Abuse", "Inpropagation" and "Corporal Jigsore Quandary" (the drums and the main guitar riff always gets me head banging). This is perfect album for death metal fan, but be warned, you can get turned off because of lengthy songs. But for riff lovers (like me) this album will be perfect in your collection.

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