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SadisticGratification
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Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:00 pm
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Location: Ireland
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:11 pm 
 

I think with Symphonies it's pretty much a typical deathgrind album, longer death metal songs and more coherent death metal riffs and songwriting mixed with chaotic solos and speedy grind parts. That's just my opinion really but it's how I see it, I do agree that Reek of Putrefaction is a grind album.

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aaronmb666
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:21 am 
 

It roughly as good as Cannibal Corpse Torture
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shouvince
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:32 am 
 

I didn't really enjoy SS but I thought this interview was great and worth sharing. Bill and Jeff talk about the reception of Swansong, the whole deal with Colin Richardson and they go off on a rant or two as well.


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Machine_Dead
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Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:47 pm
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Location: Antwerp, Belgium
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:41 pm 
 

The topic title needs to be changed, because i keep thinking Carcass is already writing the follow-up to Surgical Steel. Awesome album btw.
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Tychonoff
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Joined: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:15 am
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:28 am 
 

I enjoyed Surgical Steel. Not their best (that would be Symphonies) but quality material still. I don't have any particular problem with Swansong either, but it kind of sticks out of the discography even when taking into account the changes they did go through from Reek to Heartwork.

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infinitenexus
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Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:35 am
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:52 am 
 

After listening to it for a while it's really grown on me and I think it's a great album. I also got to see Carcass and Immolation live in NYC about a week ago and I met them, and they're really nice guys. Both bands are great live, also.
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cadena
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Joined: Thu May 08, 2008 9:12 am
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Location: Puerto Rico
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:17 pm 
 

The perfect combination of brutality and melody. Im listening right now

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The Lions Den
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Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:12 am
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Location: Italy
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:55 am 
 

Got my physical copy a week ago.

Unfortunately I have to agree with those who feel a very clean production. In fact it is so :(
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sea
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Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2004 12:36 pm
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:11 am 
 

I like Surgical Steel. It doesn't have as much grit to it as some of the older stuff (production might be just a tad too "clean", especially the guitar tone), but to me it feels like a missing link between Necroticism and Heartwork. Though, I will say the riffing style is undeniably more modern and feels a little more generic to boot, like if it wasn't mostly for Jeff's distinctive vocals it could easily pass for any other band's work.

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Jasper92
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Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:39 am
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Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:03 pm 
 

I love the album. Great album. The clean production really doesn't bother me with this album. I think it suits the album even in a way.
I have to say I have the album on vinyl and it's mastered different on vinyl. So maybe it's less clean or somthing? Maybe someone with both versions could hear the differences?

Going to see hem nov. 8. Can't wait.
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Subrick
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Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:27 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:13 pm 
 

The video for Unfit for Human Consumption premiered today, introduced by Kirk Hammett of all people.




It's pretty goddamn ridiculous with all the obvious, poor effects, but Ken Owen's in it looking like a crazy horror movie doctor, so that balances it out a bit.
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IanThrash
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Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:56 pm
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:44 am 
 

Yeah, the video is mediocre and lame. Jeff looks retarded and the whole "lascerated limbs" shit looks awful. Kirk is cool, anyone saying otherwise should die, even If i hate his guitar playing nowadays.
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Wrldeatr
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Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:13 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:03 pm 
 

I like the video. Could have done without the close-ups of Jeff's face and the repetitive shots of the surgical instruments. But the concept is good. At the end they should have revealed Jeff's head to be decapitated though.

Ken's great. He still looks like a young Jeffrey Combs.

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