Carcass - Reek of Putrefaction (1988)

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Daniel Daniel / January 11, 2019 / Comments 0 / 0

When I first heard this album back in the late 80's I was really taken off guard. I hadn't heard anything like it before & it took me a few listens to become adjusted to the sheer ugliness & ferocity. Having said that I'm not too sure that I've ever really reached a stage where I'm totally comfortable with it. There are certainly some fun tracks here (see "Maggot Colony", "Splattered Cavities", "Psychopathologist" & my personal favourite "Suppuration") but there are plenty of others that sound like a complete mess thanks to the extraordinarily poor production & some fairly sloppy performances. The lead guitar sound is almost unlistenably bad. I like the multiple vocal thing they had going on & the gore-drenched lyrical content is great fun but I'm just not sure the sound that comes out of those speakers is worth my time. I can understand people's attraction to it but it's never really hit the spot for me. The next few Carcass albums are where it's at in my opinion.

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Release info

Release Site Rating

Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 1

3.1

Release Clan Rating

Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 1

3.1

Cover Site Rating

Ratings: 3

1.7

Cover Clan Rating

Ratings: 2

1.5
Band
Release
Reek of Putrefaction
Year
1988
Format
Album
Clans
The Horde
Genres
Grindcore
Sub-Genres

Goregrind

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