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Choice Cuts
Choice Cuts
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Metal
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At Last, the Mythical Album is Released. Over 20 Tracks Including Two Full Historic Peel Sessions Broadcast Back in 1989 and 1990 with a Comprehensive Booklet. 'choice Cuts' Documents Carcass' Extraordinary Influence on th...  more »


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All Artists: Carcass
Title: Choice Cuts
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Earache UK
Release Date: 1/13/2008
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1


Album Details
At Last, the Mythical Album is Released. Over 20 Tracks Including Two Full Historic Peel Sessions Broadcast Back in 1989 and 1990 with a Comprehensive Booklet. 'choice Cuts' Documents Carcass' Extraordinary Influence on the Extreme Metal Scene from Grind-gore Pioneers to Melodic Deathmetal Kings Until their Split in 1996.

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Mono-Grind | Here | 01/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Carcass are legends of Death Metal. This CD is awesome. I urge anyone seriously interested in Death Metal to buy this. If you don't like this, then don't bother with this genre. But this is great, and with 21 songs too! It even has the John Peel (R.i.P) sessions on there. The production on those last 4 songs are a bit low, but in a way, that makes them even more dirty and grimy and very much like Carcass.

In the booklet you get a pretty long and informative Interview with drummer Ken Owen too. It gives you a rough guide of the bands history for anyone interested, and even talks about Ken Owen's aneurysm he had back in Feb '99. All in all, it's pretty interesting.

If you're a big fan of Carcass, you probably don't need this as it's basically a "Best of.." album. But if you're really desperate for the bonus tracks, and like Carcass back in the early days most, then go ahead and add this to your collection. It's a good CD, and Carcass are very influential to the Grindcore/Death Metal bands of today."
Carcass' final legacy...
Pablosa | Buenos Aires, Capital Federal Argentina | 01/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're an all time Carcass fan, like me, you'll surely appreciate this best-of album. This brand new compilation recollects material from all their albums, from their uncompromising debut "Reek of putrefaction" to their latest "controversial" effort "Swansong". But the main dish here are the legendary Peel Sessions, rare and hard to find separately. The "Peel Sessions" are two sessions of live recordings in John Peel's radio Show in Great Britain back in the late 80s and beginning of the 90s.

Carcass' most acclaimed songs are featured in this album. All time classics such as "Exhume to consume", "Corporeal jigsore quandary", "Heartwork" or "Buried dreams", obvious choices when it comes to Carcass' favorites. Personally I'd prefered the song "Reek of putrefaction" from "Symphonies of sickness" instead "Swarming vulgar...", but it's ok anyway, considering that "Reek..." is taken from the Peel Sessions, in a killer live version. But, hey, that's me, and favorites may vary from fan to fan, and one or two songs wouldn't make the difference, because, as I said before, the main character are both Peel Sessions and, however, you won't find "Choice Cuts" songs that all Carcass fans don't already have.

Another positive thing is the booklet and album cover. Returning to their great old times, where everything was bizarre, obscene and grotesque. You can see their old logo in the front cover, and drummer Ken Owen slaughtering his buddies (with some kind of kitchen knife or machete) that are laying down, and whose spilled blood in the wall spell "Choice cuts". Yummy! Very primitive, but somehow showing the band's sense of humour since the beginning. Inside the booklet you have a collage of photos, backstage passes, concert tickets (like the ones from the famous "Gods of grind" tour with Entombed, Cathedral and Confessor), magazine articles, along with an interview with Ken Owen, whom, apparently, has been the mastermind behind this compilation. He talks about everything past present and future, the scene then and today, memories, anecdotes (how he met Jeff and Bill). A very interesting interview in which carcass story is told, well, answered really, by one who has been a part of it since the very start.

Remember that this compilation was supposed to be released a while ago, but it was suspended due to Ken Owen suffering a brain haemorrage and spending a couple of years in the hospital and now being in the recovery stage. Ken was feeling much better and "Choice cuts" now sees the light of day.

The Peel Sessions above mentioned suffered from a bad production, but they're great anyways, especially the second one, recorded an year later with an improved sound quality.

"Choice Cuts" has everything that al fasn will appreciate, reminding you the old times. Perhaps, the last legacy of one of the greatest death metal bands, whose memory and influence will live on.
Good carcass compilation
black death | 08/19/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Tracks 5 through to 13 are great! Real heavy, real clear. The rest of the songs from the bands earlier grindcore days sadly are s*%t. Regardless this album is crucial to any metallers collection. They were such a good english band."