The example of how to evoke the harrowing and deranged without need of excessive brutality. Necroticism hits that much harder because it doesn't have to slam or blast its way into relevance, choosing rather to harness the full potential of the evil harmonic language defined by early death metal. The level of refinement here is unparalleled, the compositions are diverse and engaging, the guitarwork is dynamic and stirring and the drums are an exercise in the power of restraint and emphasis. One of the best of the early years and definitively Carcass.
Coming out 2 years before Heartwork, this album shows a slightly more agressive and unpolished sound. The adding of soundbytes before each tracks really exemplifies the band's interest in gore and, as the title says, the insalubrious. 4.70/5
1991 was one sick year for death metal - Human, Mental Funeral, Effigy of the Forgotten, and many others. Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious is definitely right up there, being my favourite Carcass along with Symphonies of Sickness.
In my opinion their best record. Something between death and grind, Necroticism:Descanting The Insalubrious is an original and very solid record. Best song here is definitely Corporal Jigsore Quandary. That drum intro and that riff.......Jesus.......
When I first became a Carcass listener, it was Heartwork that drew me in. I was so sure that it was their magnum opus I didn't give necroticism a fighting chance. Since then, it has slowly fought it's way to the top, claiming Heartworks crown as the best Carcass album, and one of the best Death Metal albums of all time.