Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious

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Band Name Carcass
Album Name Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious
Type Album
Released date 01 October 1991
Recorded at Amazon Studios
Music StyleDeath Grind
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 Corporal Jigsore Quandary
 Symposisium of Sickness
 Pedigree Butchery
 Incarnated Solvent Abuse
 Carneous Cacoffiny
 Lavaging Expectorate of Lysergide Composition
 Forensic Clinicism / The Sanguine Article

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Review @ cochino

17 December 2009
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 Solvent Abuse, 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.


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hack - 18 December 2009: Yeah, I agree with you. That's why Incarnate Solvent Abuse was the only song that I bought off of this album from I-Tunes. I prefer Heartwork. It's an awesome album.
Josan - 18 December 2009: My fave record of Carcass is Symphonies of Sickness but you has reason, Descanting The Insalubrious is an essential record from their discography.
metallica415 - 18 December 2009: yeahh Heartwork is the best one...specially death certificate
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