SymPOLLsium of Sickness - the Carcass albums pill

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The death grinders have quite the catalog but only one will rule. There's only one wrong answer. Studio albs only, no lives, demos or comps.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Heartwork 6
Necroticism 4
Symphonies of Sickness 3
Surgical Steel 2
Swansong (DON'T DO IT I SWEAR) 1
I want to be vivisected 1
Reek of Putrefaction 0


i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward (Neanderthal), Sunday, 11 August 2019 19:40 (one week ago) link

symphonies, sometimes my favorite metal album of all time

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:29 (one week ago) link

Tempted to go w/ Necrotism, but man Surgical Steel has to be in the top 5 comeback/long-hiatus albums ever

Simon H., Sunday, 11 August 2019 21:39 (one week ago) link

Yeah that was a stunner. I had chills on first listen

i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward (Neanderthal), Sunday, 11 August 2019 21:46 (one week ago) link

2013 one of my favorite recent years for music purely bc we got surgical steel and colored sands

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 11 August 2019 21:46 (one week ago) link

Another great one.

I go back and forth on my fav Carcass. I think it's Necroticism now (usually it's Symphonies) only in that it manages to craft fairly progressive death metal tunes through simple dynamics.

Aggression very scaled back, yet the tunes are undeniable, the riffs catchy as hell

i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward (Neanderthal), Sunday, 11 August 2019 21:51 (one week ago) link

Heartwork is still a fav. Still remember walking into a CD Warehouse age 16 and lucking into a 5.99 used copy that I bought out of curiosity.

Best decision ever

i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward (Neanderthal), Sunday, 11 August 2019 21:53 (one week ago) link

swansong rocks btw

Simon H., Sunday, 11 August 2019 21:58 (one week ago) link

I generally eschew the old death-metal and am not much of a fan, but I definitely remember loving Surgical Steel at the time.

calzino, Sunday, 11 August 2019 23:08 (one week ago) link

Heartwork, but with Reek Of Putrefaction as a close second.

Siegbran, Sunday, 11 August 2019 23:32 (one week ago) link

Heartwork, Necroticism second.

I feel this has been done before...

chap, Sunday, 11 August 2019 23:43 (one week ago) link

it has

Carcass CD Poll

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 11 August 2019 23:46 (one week ago) link

but now we got surgical steel in the mix!

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 11 August 2019 23:46 (one week ago) link

It's likely they'll have a new one soon, so look forward to the rerun next year!

chap, Monday, 12 August 2019 00:10 (one week ago) link

just having a quick Surgical Steel re-listen and can confirm that The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills is fucking great, ace lyrics as well "a working class hero is something to bleed"!

calzino, Monday, 12 August 2019 00:21 (one week ago) link

Jeff Walker has to be one of the most legible screamers ever

Simon H., Monday, 12 August 2019 00:29 (one week ago) link

People complained about that. I remember being new to death/grind and seeking help from Usenet (lol) and being told "they were way better when you couldn't understand the lyrics" peppered with "POSER" and "SHEEP" and "FALSE METAL"

i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward (Neanderthal), Monday, 12 August 2019 00:31 (one week ago) link

I could understand that if their lyrics were corny but they rule!!

Simon H., Monday, 12 August 2019 00:34 (one week ago) link

Supposedly they have been playing "Death Certificate" live lately. I might go nuts if they play it at Psycho Las Vegas

i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward (Neanderthal), Monday, 12 August 2019 00:36 (one week ago) link

carcass seemed to shed an old fanbase and attract a new one with each album until swansong i guess. for me this is why they incontrovertibly rule

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 12 August 2019 02:31 (one week ago) link

I'll still never forget flying to Maryland to see them for the first time and hearing the opening bassline of "Ruptured in Purulence" and drunkenly freaking out

i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward (Neanderthal), Monday, 12 August 2019 02:51 (one week ago) link

Also A+ Led Zeppelin-esque trolling putting the song "Reek of Putrefaction" on Symphonies

i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward (Neanderthal), Monday, 12 August 2019 02:53 (one week ago) link

speaking of...

I don't know how long ago this happened, but Earache took Carcass's back catalog off of just about every streaming service, including Spotify, ITunes, Deezer (lol), and Amazon Prime Music. The latter, they took even the ability to legally purchase it away, and as far as I can find, it's not available to purchase digitally anywhere online.

Well, I bought these CDs multiple times over, but two moves, a busted sound system, and a desire to move digital later, I have no idea where they are. So I hopped over to Youtube. Nope, Earache has blocked pretty much all of those albums from there.

Literally having to listen to anything pre-Heartwork (as I legally bought that on Amazon pre-pulldown) on this shitty blog that is hosting them. Like ok I get cutting down on pirating but to not even make a legal digital version available for purchase? I ain't buying the cds a third time.

i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward (Neanderthal), Monday, 12 August 2019 21:54 (one week ago) link

I have had a conversation about this with Earache's US label manager. I can't say much but I can say that Carcass's catalog will be going back up everywhere - they're working some shit out.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 12 August 2019 22:01 (one week ago) link

aha! glad to know that, thanks for sharing.

i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward (Neanderthal), Monday, 12 August 2019 22:04 (one week ago) link

Necroticism, although I've yet to hear their entire catalogue.

pomenitul, Thursday, 15 August 2019 09:54 (one week ago) link

I still like Surgical Steel

frame casual (dog latin), Thursday, 15 August 2019 09:59 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:01 (four days ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:01 (three days ago) link

1 voter needs serious help

FUCK YOUR POTATO (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:24 (three days ago) link


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