Carcass
Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel


3.5
great

Review

by ExplosiveOranges USER (72 Reviews)
November 15th, 2014 | 45 replies


Release Date: 11/10/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Baby, you know that you were born to lose/Come blood yourself in the slaughterhouse blues!

Last year, British death metal giants Carcass proved that they could still make a headbanger with their first album in over seventeen years, entitled Surgical Steel. As brilliant as their comeback was, though, Carcass knew that it would be risky to record and release entirely new material right after hitting such a peak. So, to put the icing on the cake, the band recently released Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel, a collection of b-sides and previously unreleased tracks from the Surgical Steel sessions. At only five songs in length, Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel is exactly what you’ve come to love or hate about Carcass’s sound, only a little bit slower. This is because most of the tracks on Surgical Remission strive for a mid-tempo approach when compared to the fast-paced onslaught of Surgical Steel. “Zochrot” and “Intensive Battery Brooding” are primarily driven by Bill Steer’s groovy riffs, while “A Wraith in the Apparatus” relies on Jeff Walker’s sinister vocal delivery. “Livestock Marketplace” is a more controversial track, with the band harkening back to their Swansong days by bringing in a more death ‘n’ roll type of style in the mix. With all that being said, however, Surgical Remission’s biggest strength lies in that it doesn’t just feel like a slew of rejects from Surgical Steel. It becomes very apparent that while it is an offshoot of its predecessor, Surgical Remission still manages to hold its own. And when it all comes down to it, Carcass’s b-sides manage to stick out more than some bands’ singles (In Flames, I’m looking at you). In the end, Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel is a solid continuation of Carcass’s return to form, and is a welcome treat to diehard and casual fans alike. Somewhere right now, Michael Amott is weeping and cursing himself.



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ExplosiveOranges
November 15th 2014


4408 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

https://play.spotify.com/album/76r6o7tbhU4JHCqIwn4hcI



THE ATTACK OF THE SOUNDOFF REVIEWS! Album is currently available for streaming on Spotify and the link above (duh).

As always, comments/criticisms/all that good shit are welcomed.



Also, big thanks to JohnnyOnTheSpot for helping me proofread this.

Tunaboy45
November 15th 2014


16734 Comments


Well Surgical Steel was great so I'll have to listen to this.
Great review too.

Digging: PUP - Morbid Stuff

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
November 15th 2014


6682 Comments


(edit: fixed)

Good review EO, pos

ExplosiveOranges
November 15th 2014


4408 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

"why do you have "summary" in the summary?"



FUCK, I don't know. Will fix. Thanks.

ExplosiveOranges
November 15th 2014


4408 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Thanks, bruvs. Apparently, somebody didn't like the review.

ExplosiveOranges
November 15th 2014


4408 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Aww, stop punching me in the feels

emester
November 15th 2014


8252 Comments


Really dont know what to think of this record. Its alright i guess but livestock marketplace is horrendous.

Great review as always EO. And jac's right if theres abyone who should be contrib its you :D

SharkTooth
November 15th 2014


13968 Comments


Apparently, somebody didn't like the review.

http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/754/539/566.gif
in all seriousness, I pos'd

Ryus
November 15th 2014


17389 Comments


you're already a contrib in my mind! : ]

SharkTooth
November 15th 2014


13968 Comments


At this point I'd be surprised if the contributors didn't have a seat specially reserved for Oranges and a surprise party to go with it

Ryus
November 15th 2014


17389 Comments


same with JohnnyOnTheSpot, the two best user reviewers active today

SharkTooth
November 15th 2014


13968 Comments


I'd add Green Baron to that list, his writing style is the one I try to model mine after most

Ryus
November 15th 2014


17389 Comments


yeah he's great too

SharkTooth
November 15th 2014


13968 Comments


I'd say he's just as good, if not better
(no offense to Johnny/Oranges, his reviews just come off as more professional)

tempest--
November 15th 2014


20632 Comments


why do you have to keep mentioning In Flames

ExplosiveOranges
November 15th 2014


4408 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

@Shark/Ryus Thanks, fellas.



@Lloyd Because they're just so easy to make fun of.

tempest--
November 15th 2014


20632 Comments


thats not very nice >:-[

ExplosiveOranges
November 15th 2014


4408 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

They had their chance.

Insurrection
November 15th 2014


24729 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

wraith kicks so much ass

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ExplosiveOranges
November 15th 2014


4408 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Agreed. "Zochrot" also rules.



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