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Genres: Alternative Rock, Metal
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Japanese Release featuring a Bonus Track.


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All Artists: Carcass
Title: Swansong
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Toys Factory
Release Date: 6/26/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1


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Japanese Release featuring a Bonus Track.

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Everyone hates this album except me...
Jason P. Jancetic | 10/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those who love Carcass, when you speak the words "Swansong", most will shutter and pretend the album never existed. I still don't understand why. Because there are no fast parts or blast beats? So what... Let's look at what else is still there... Heavy guitar tone; check. Growling vocals; check. Incredible recording production; check. Slick guitar leads; check. Downtuned guitars; check...

So, the majority hate this album because Carcass replaced blast beats with a forward driving rhythm feel? It's absurd to me. It's not like the guys in Carcass pulled a Metallica and completely changed EVERYTHING fans loved about them and tried to appeal the masses. Wait, don't stop me and say "yes they did, this was their attempt to appeal to a major label audience..." Do those vocals sound "appealing" to a mass audience to you?

Oh, and let's forget about the fact that Swansong has one of the most incredible heavy guitar tones ever produced. Yeah, let's somehow overlook that...

This is what I hate about most "alternative" genres of music, including metal, hardcore, punk, etc... Eventually, its fans can somehow become the very antithesis of what their beloved genres are supposed to be about... thinking outside the box, and being bold enough to try something new. Nope nope, we don't want that at all. We want more of exactly the same from our heroes and artists.

Give me a break. Swansong is a bold and creative statement that works well in its own right, and I love Carcass that much more as a whole for giving it to me. And I'll take it and run with it, because apparently I'm the only one who thinks so.
Swansong rules
billy joe | Boone, NC | 01/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's not Reek or Symphonies or Necrotism or Heartwork. It's Swansong! And it's not grind or death or melodic death. It's M-E-T-A-L. Dig? Sick riffs, great singing, and awesome production. If songs like Tomorrow Belongs to Nobody, Cross My Heart, Don't Believe a Word, and Black Star don't rock your world, then your world doesn't rock. End of story."