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Reek of Putrefaction


Release date:
June 1988
Catalog ID:
MOSH 6 / MUSH 006
Earache Records
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
22 reviews (avg. 76%)
Side A - Faecal Disarticulation
1. Genital Grinder 01:32   instrumental
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2. Regurgitation of Giblets 01:24   Show lyrics
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3. Maggot Colony 01:37   Show lyrics
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4. Pyosisified (Rotten to the Gore) 02:55   Show lyrics
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5. Carbonized Eye Sockets 01:11   Show lyrics
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6. Frenzied Detruncation 00:59   Show lyrics
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7. Vomited Anal Tract 01:45   Show lyrics
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8. Festerday 00:22   Show lyrics
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9. Fermenting Innards 02:35   Show lyrics
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10. Excreted Alive 01:21   Show lyrics
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11. Suppuration 02:19   Show lyrics
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Side B - Anal Disgorgement
12. Foeticide 02:46   Show lyrics
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13. Microwaved Uterogestation 01:24   Show lyrics
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14. Feast on Dismembered Carnage 01:27   Show lyrics
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15. Splattered Cavities 01:54   Show lyrics
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16. Psychopathologist 01:18   Show lyrics
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17. Burnt to a Crisp 02:43   Show lyrics
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18. Pungent Excruciation 02:31   Show lyrics
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19. Manifestation of Verrucose Urethra 01:02   Show lyrics
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20. Oxidised Razor Masticator 03:13   Show lyrics
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21. Mucopurulence Excretor 01:09   Show lyrics
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22. Malignant Defecation 02:14   Show lyrics
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Read Good Album, M.A.A.D Cover 85% Slater922 March 13th, 2021
Read Carcass - Reek of Putrefaction 85% Orbitball December 27th, 2020
Read The gory beginnings 80% MohawksAmongUs September 7th, 2020
Read has a VERY steep learning... 63% TrooperEd November 12th, 2018
Read Sick Goregrinding Madness! 92% GermanSteel May 31st, 2018
Read A decent listen driven down... 63% Neurosphere November 23rd, 2014
Read Very flawed but worth an... 50% HomicidalBreath December 15th, 2013
Read Raw flowing energy and... 85% NausikaDalazBlindaz September 26th, 2012
Read Sufficiently Rotten 79% grain_silo July 28th, 2011
Read Honestly... 30% Idrownfish May 24th, 2011
Read What a Pity 50% vegetable January 15th, 2011
Read Reek of Putrefaction 94% TheSpirit July 20th, 2010
Read Dirty, Mucky, and Fucking... 88% Akerfeldt_Fanboi October 1st, 2009
Read A dirty, dirty little album. 82% Shadespawn April 7th, 2009
Read It reeks... in a good way 90% toddles822 July 12th, 2008
Read Innovators in Rawness 80% CHRISTI_NS_ANITY8 April 29th, 2008
Read Medical Terminology Gone... 100% xtheblademaster August 6th, 2007
Read Stinking Grind 100% Yashka August 9th, 2006
Read Yuck, And Not In A Good Way 40% corviderrant December 1st, 2005
Read The reek is good. 82% langstondrive August 24th, 2004
Read Remaster this classic! 75% AzzMan August 22nd, 2004
Read Maggots and grubs bore into... 80% DeathFog April 4th, 2004

The above cover is the original "gore" cover, which was later banned and replaced by a "clean" cover, which was drawings of a human similar to those found in biology books. The exact same cover was used for "Symphonies Of Sickness" except with a different color scheme. In the year 2002/2003, the gore covers were put back.

Reek of Putrefaction was re-released on CD for the first time in 1989 by Earache Records (cat.-no. MOSH 18CD for the uncensored version, GMOSH 18CD for the censored cover). The CD (76:25) contained both, the "Symphonies Of Sickness" and the "Reek Of Putrefaction" album, but omitted the "Reek Of Putrefaction" tracks # 5, 6, 8, 13, 19 and 21.

Lyrics here are taken from the booklet.

Recording information:

Recorded, mixed, re-recorded and re-mixed at Rich "Funeral" Bitch Studios December 1987 - March 1988 on 16 track facilities.

According to an interview with Bill Steer, the initial recording was completely ruined by Mike Ivory so the band had to hastily re-record and re-engineer the album in order to meet the label's deadline.


Matrix / Runout (Side A): MPO MOSH 6 A1 EXHUME TO CONSUME
Matrix / Runout (Side B): MPO MOSH 6 B1 DEATH'S GOOD FOR YOU

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