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It gets no better than this... - 95%

DethFanatic, May 26th, 2003

Many, many people were attracted to the death/grind battering produced by Carcass on their first two releases. Everything that the band was capable of was realized on Necroticism. Adding Mike Amott as a second guitarist gave them a whole new creative input, as well as a counter to Bill Steer on guitar. Steer and Amott frequently engage in skillfully crafted lead guitar trade-offs, Amott taking a more melodic route while Steer expounds on sonic dissonance.

Necroticism was much more crafted in its production than Reek or Symphonies, and while it was not as "polished" as Heartwork, remains the definitive Carcass release, combining their penchant for lyrics requiring the listener to own a medical dictionary with some of the best and most creative metal music written yet. Carcass took a different turn on later releases, thanks in no part to the apparent commercialization of Heartwork imposed on the band by Columbia records (who even suggested Jeff Walker hire a vocal coach?!?).

High points on the album include the seminal Incarnated Solvent Abuse, as well as Corporeal Jigsore Quandary and Lavaging Expectorate...

Absolutely Carcass at their finest.