Carcass have never made a terrible album, even here, the low-point of their career by far. The first half of this album in its entirety is enough reason to put this down for good. They work more towards being catchy and melodic than they do actually writing cohesive music. Gone are the band's lyrical subjects of pathological gore, and undead destruction, and has instead been replaced by mediocre bleh. While the bass is audible here (and that is definitely a huge plus) the guitars are just too soggy, and the drums are a shadow of their former glory. The band has without a doubt slowed down, and its been for the worse. However the second half of this album does pull it out of the scrap heap, but it's not enough for me to want to come back to this side of the band.