by Metal Jacket


1. Torn Arteries
2. Dance of Ixtab (Psychopomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in B)
3. Eleanor Rigor Mortis
4. Under the Scalpel Blade
5. The Devil Rides Out
6. Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment Limited
7. Kelly’s Meat Emporium
8. In God We Trust
9. Wake up and Smell the Carcass / Caveat Emptor
10. The Scythe’s Remorseless Swing

Carcass has been inspired by medical themes since the beginning of his career, so this album is no exception (named after a demo with former member Ken Owen).

The album begins with Thorn Arteries and Dance Of Ixtab (Psychomp & Circumstances March No.1), which are dominated by sound from the Swansong album, while Elenor Rigor Mortis is quite in the style of thrash 80’s / groove 90’s.

Flesh Eating Sonic starts with an acoustic introduction, but soon an important part starts, which is why its structure reminds me of Accept from the best days.

Kelly’s Meat Emporium, by title to conclude that it is a return to its roots; grindcore, while In God We Trust is pretty much in traditional metal sound. Since Carcass was never afraid to experiment with sound, the song Wake Up & Smell The Carcass, dominated by blues, shows it best.

The last thing on the album is The Scythe’s Remorseless Swing, which I would say is a homage to Death, and the best for the end of the album.

This is quite a solid album, but anyone who is a Carcass fan, it is must have.

Hrvoje Bubić

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