Carcass
Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious


5.0
classic

Review

by Ryan W. USER (25 Reviews)
October 2nd, 2011 | 196 replies | 15,570 views


Release Date: 1991 | Tracklist

Review Summary: One of the most prominent Death Metal releases in history

5 of 9 thought this review was well written

Carcass first evolved as the centers of what is known as Grindcore. Many followups have redone the same, such as Napalm Death and Terrorizer. Necroticism is very different. This album is heavily focused on the lapses of Progressive. In the field of Death Metal orientated for the main feel. The main positives about the album is the production, the music itself, and the powerful feeling of the vocalist.

For a fairly ancient album, the production is top of the notch. The thing is, the music itself is a little quiet, but the very clean, and somewhat raw instruments soak into the battling of the guitars and drums. The drums sound crisp and top of the notch, and so does the vocalist. His voice is sometimes tags along to vile shrieks, and then powerful and guttural bear-like growls. The guitar variety is within a doubt, the ultimate highlight of the record. The riffs, layouts, and execution of the object are extremely fortune into delivering so much power, emotion, and sheer brutality, all within even a single song.

Despite only 9 real songs, they are very lengthy, which in my opinion is an A+. The song variety is as well very very dynamic, creative, and interesting. It revolves around a concept for different ways of dying. For example, songs like "Pedigree Butchery" is based upon dying and being turned into some sort of dog and Incarnated Solvent Abuse revolves around transforming into a type of glue. The idea of death, and captivating odd ways of dying really really adds to the perplexed idea this whole album holds.

Every single tune is perfectly played out. Inpropagation starts off with a crushing-ambient noise, then begins with an epic snare drum ordeal. Incarnated Solvent Abuse is probably the heaviest out of all of the songs here. Pedigree Butchery making it the most melodic, or even Forensic Clinisicsm. Symposium of Sickness is erupted into a magnificent and chaotic opening riff, with rumpling and aggressive drum patterns within and without. Also the most Technical. The last listen, Forensic Clinicism / The Sanguine Article practically defines Progressive Death Metal, with an amazing yet simple guitar solo, interesting uses of the guitars, and in depth time signification. And yes, even a breakdown. However the breakdown isn't a cheesy one, it is acquired with a playful use of the guitar throughout. The overall song choices are versatile and stand alone for them self, each and every one of them.

Honestly, if you're a Death Metal fan, you need this. It seriously defines what DM is all about, in one record. You have the Melodic, Technical, and absolute chaos all exploding at some point within. Death Metal is a wide and interesting genre, that should have first attention to this album to whoever decides to dig more into the field.



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Restrikted
October 2nd 2011



1889 Comments


What the hell is wrong with the album artwork lol

eternium
October 2nd 2011



16304 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You fucked it up, good job asshole.

Restrikted
October 2nd 2011



1889 Comments


Oh okay thanks just making sure

ShinXetsu
October 2nd 2011



605 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol you made a duplicate of the album what the fuck.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 2nd 2011



5921 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

ok i sent a post to the meds, they should fix it asap.

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KILL
October 2nd 2011



70599 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

eternium kill yourself

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eternium
October 2nd 2011



16304 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You want me to KILL myself?

Restrikted
October 2nd 2011



1889 Comments


ya.

pizzamachine
October 2nd 2011



12571 Comments


I really want to say that this is a good review, but dude bro...

pissbore
October 2nd 2011



9935 Comments


prog classic

YetAnotherBrick
October 2nd 2011



4393 Comments


Summary doesn't make any sense, and neither does the first sentence. Napalm Death and Terrorizer came before Carcass.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 3rd 2011



5921 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

prog classic [2].

Inveigh
October 3rd 2011



24800 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

weird I'm listening to this right now, didn't notice the review


this still rules obviously

Wizard
October 3rd 2011



19231 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I take it English is your second language or you're 10.

Digging: Monarch - Sabbracadaver

BloodSweatandBeers
October 3rd 2011



999 Comments


1991 = ancient

bloozclooz
October 3rd 2011



1770 Comments


this shit came out when i was a little baby

TheSpirit
October 3rd 2011



17183 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I was a little disheartened when I saw this review posted cause that means I probably wouldn't have started mine, but it looks like this album is 0/2 on decent reviews so I guess ill go ahead anyway.

Digging: vhmnt / blsphm - vhmnt / blsphm

Restrikted
October 3rd 2011



1889 Comments


Wow lol thanks everyone

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
October 3rd 2011



18047 Comments


Kinda reads like you just took every other word and looked it up in the thesaurus and put in whatever looked smart.

Sorry bro, this is pretty poorly written.

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Restrikted
October 3rd 2011



1889 Comments


Damn, well next time I'll do better. Sorry for anyone who has to read it lol



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