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Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
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Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
Genres: Rock, Metal
 
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All Artists: Carcass
Title: Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Earache Records
Release Date: 9/7/2004
Album Type: Enhanced
Genres: Rock, Metal
Style: Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 745316420127

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Captain Intestinal Trouble | New York CIty | 04/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I no longer listen to metal as much as I used to, but this is one of the few death metal albums that, for me, stands the test of time. It really is the apex of Carcass's career and really, of the genre as well. After Carcass and Obituary reached their peaks in the early 90's (while Cynic and Atheist were pushing the boundaries on the prog end of the spectrum,) there really was nowhere to go but downward into a glut of clone bands.
At the exact midpoint between their nauseatingly fast grindcore material and their more melodic, NWOBHM throwback albums, this one has the best of both world - medical dictionary derived lyrics, vicious vocals, speed and melodic leads - witness the choruses on the opener "Impropagation." Truly a keystone of the sub-genre and a landmark heavy metal album in general."
Masterpiece of Grind
Lars Laursen | 05/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The best deathmetal record ever made and probably the best there ever will be. All the songs on Necroticism have character. They are all great complex compositions and have a melodic infrastructure. The songs fit eachothers to make this recording a piece of metal history. I cannot praise this record enough. It never gets uninteresting as new sounds are discovered everytime I listen to it."
Carcass's best effort, bar none
Jeremy Brackeen | Cameron, WI United States | 07/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You heard me right, "Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious" is without question Carcass's best album of all time, and it also really stepped up the band's career as well. It's also one of the best death metal albums of all time, as well as one of my all time favorite death metal albums ever. This was the one Carcass album along with "Heartwork" that really got me into this awesome band. Whether they'd be goregrind/grindcore, death metal, or even melodeath, Carcass are truly one of a kind in the metal world.

Everything on "Necroticism" is just excellent. The production by Colin Richardson is just top notch here. The lyrics are great, and the album art cover is very creepy. The musicianship on this album is also top notch as well. You got Michael Amott (formerly of Carnage, and he would later go on to play in Arch Enemy) and Bill Steer's orgasmic dualing guitarwork, lots of great heavy riffs and awesome technical dualing solos throughout. Ken Owen is a great drummer. His double bass drumwork is just awesome especially on my favorite song "Corporal Jigsore Quandary" in which he does an excellent drum loop at the beginning of the song. Jeff Walker is a very unique death metal vocalist. His vocals can range from low death growls to high pitched black metal screams, and he also tends to use a cleaner approach to his vocals as well.

Every song on here is just excellent, but if had to pick some standouts, they would definately be "Inpropagation", "Corporal Jigsore Quandary" (my favorite song which I mentioned earlier), "Incarnated Solvent Abuse" "Symposium of Sickness", "Pedigree Butchery", and "Forensic Clinicism/The Sanguine Article". Overall this classic album is an absolute must have for all metalheads. Guaranteed to get those heads banging, enjoy!!
Jeremy's song ratings:
1. Inpropagation (7:06) - 5/5
2. Corporal Jigsore Quandary (5:48) - 5/5 My favorite song
3. Symposium of Sickness (6:56) - 5/5
4. Pedigree Butchery (5:16) - 5/5
5. Incarnated Solvent Abuse (4:59) - 5/5
6. Carneous Cacoffiny (6:43) - 5/5
7. Lavaging Expectorate of Lysergide Composition (4:03) - 5/5
8. Forensic Clinicism/The Sanguine Article (7::12) - 5/5"