Every once in a while, a band releases an album that doesn't make a huge impact in their careers: I think Necroticism:Descanting the Insalubrious
is that kind of record.
Don't get me wrong; this is an essential record of Carcass
' discography, (their third official release) but being honest, it is not a favorite of all the headbangers out there. Why
? The truth: honestly, I don't have a damn clue, this record has serious quality values, why, it does sound a lot better than Reek of Putrefaction
and Symphonies of Sickness
, but it doesn't have that special place in our blackened hearts like the previous recordings I mentioned, it has cool songs of their most famous library; Corporal Jigsore Quandary, Symposium of Sickness
, Lavaging Expectorate of Lyserguide Composition, (you try say that title three times faster) and of course, Incarnated
, which was one of the album's singles.
Some of those songs are favorites; but I just can't recommend this record as "must buy" such as their previous offerings, it is a pretty cool record, but not completely, I think. I'll give it a 16 out of 20, some say it is still grind core, but to me, sounds more like death metal, not that there's something wrong with that, but I think they went on a different musical direction here. Buy it if you are a demented "completionist" as I am, but really there isn't just enough raw grind-core as in their masterpieces I mentioned before, I think this record was made during a season of changes for carcass, with the inclusion of Michael Amott as a new member. This was the last time Bill Steer recorded his guttural voice on a LP.
Pretty good album nonetheless, not my favorite, but a complementary and important piece of Carcass
' history, almost a year later after his original release (1991) an EP was available named "Tools of the Trade
" which included four songs, that complemented this record and injected a lot of face-melting-grind, which is always welcome.
Buy the one with the extra tracks if you can find it, you'll get a lot more death metal for your hard-earned money.