• Carcass


Created in 1986, at a time when talented guitarist Bill Steer was still a member of one of the most legendary lineups of Napalm Death, with whom he recorded «Scum» and «From Enslavement To Obliteration», over two decades CARCASS also became legends, first setting the rules for the death / grind hybrid, painted in blood and guts colours, with two inescapable titles of the 1990s underground: «Reek Of Putrefaction» and «Symphonies Of Sickness»; and later, with the sequence formed by «Necroticism - Descanting The Insalubrious» and «Heartwork», its melodic death metal leaving an indelible mark not only in N.W.O.S.D.M. but also in the more recent metalcore phenomenon. Meanwhile, even before the release of «Swansong», they decided to take a long break, only to return in 2007. «Surgical Steel», released six years later, was the first album that the quartet formed by Steer and Jeff Walker - which is now complete with Daniel Wilding on drums and Ben Ash on the second guitar - has recorded since the mid-90s, and proved that, even after so many years being considered dead and buried, the veteran duo still had a great death metal album inside. Songs like «Thrasher's Abbatoir», «Unfit For Human Consumption» or «Captive Bolt Pistol» prove that resilience pays off and, in a balanced mix of the best moments of the two most consensual albums of the “adult” phase, encapsulate all that we have learned to expect from these brits over time. Focused on the task of proving that they are well alive creatively and still far from decomposing, CARCASS - 21st century version is as lethal and surgical as ever.


Carcass - Captive Bolt Pistol