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A true classic - 98%

morbert, February 13th, 2008

Wow, talk about progress. Almost everything dirty and filthy had vanished since their previous "Symphonies Of Sickness" album. The last remains of grindcore almost gone. Jeff singing most of the material with his Kreator-inspired vocals and Bill playing one briliant lead after another. And most notable: a very decent, heavy and ‘modern’ production. Carcass had transformed into a raging death metal group. On this album it also became obvious the boys knew how to play their instruments. The addition of mr. Amott was just a minor detail since Bill and Ken still wrote most of the songs anyway.

A lot of lengthy songs that never get dull because of the awful lot of changes in pace and key. And not forgetting to mention the presence of some really brilliant riffs and leads. Tracks such as “Corporal Jigsore Quandary”, “Incarnated Solvent Abuse” and “Lavaging Expectorate of Lysergide Composition” can even be considered catchy tunes. All this without losing power can be considered quite an accomplishment.
Clocking over 7 minutes, last song “Forensic Clinicism/The Sanguine Article” is of such beauty and ingenuity it can still be considered one of the best death metal epics ever.

Though not Gore metal anymore there still of course were a few blast speed moments to be found on the album as well as the additional vocals of Ken and Bill which made Necroticism a typical Carcass album. This album introduced Carcass to the masses and was their final big breakthrough. A reputation well earned I must say. Do you like death metal or extreme metal in general? Then you will have this in your collection.