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Liverpool, United Kingdom (1985 – 1995, 2007 – present)

Carcass is a /// band formed by Napalm Death guitarist Bill Steer together with drummer Ken Owen in 1985 and is considered by many to have been one of the most influential and talented bands within the extreme metal scene.

Carcass was originally based in Liverpool. On their first demo, Sanjiv contributed vocals. In 1987, bassist and vocalist Jeffrey Walker, formerly of the Electro Hippies, joined them.

The band focused on topics mostly relating to the medical field and bizarre combinations of medical equipment and chemicals with human anatomy, such as “Intenacious, intersecting / Reaving fats from corporal griskin […] Skeletal groats triturated, desinently exsiccated”. This lyrical focus led many in the music press to falsely believe that one or more members of the band had studied medicine. There is more evidence to show that this lyrical focus was a method of pushing vegetarianism (For example, “Exhume To Consume”). Typical Carcass song titles from their early work include “Lavaging Expectorate of Lysergide Composition” and “Microwaved Uterogestation.”

Having started their career as a goregrind band, Carcass gradually changed their sound and lyrical content. Starting with the album ’Necroticism - Descanting The Insalubrious’, the careful listener could hear music-theoretic experimentation beyond the amodal noise of previous work, and even a hint of the harmonic minor scales that would later crystallise more fully.


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  • Manic-Insanity

    New album and EP are just too good, best comeback I've heard from a bind in a long time. Livestock Marketplace kills!!!

    23 Jan 5:47pm Reply
  • Ovel_ha

    i love this pop band

    22 Jan 9:54pm Reply
  • AnaalForsage

    Reek of Putrefaction > Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment > Symphonies of Sickness > Necroticism > Flesh Ripping Symphony > the rest

    16 Jan 3:19am Reply
  • Pam-param-pam

    Пацанская лирика,отдуши!по кайфу вообще

    5 Jan 9:25am Reply
  • versionfiv

    @manic insanity your list is missing Embryonic Necropsy and Devourment .

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • versionfiv

    yep... cept I rate reek behind necroticism myself... not a big grindcore fan.

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • silenceissexy77

    agree Symphonies of Sickness>Reek of Putrefaction>Necroticism>Heartwork>Swansong>Surgical Steel

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Habitual-Infamy

    Their new stuff is so bland. Symphonies of Sickness>Reek of Putrefaction>Necroticism>Heartwork>Swansong>Surgical Steel

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • EllenDegenerate

    I'm still so pleased every time I give Surgical Steel a spin. I'm like fucking gushing when I listen to it. I was kind of skeptical when it came out but they just did such a good job with it. They really put their heart into it and the result was an album as good as anything they ever did (at least in my opinion). It's a fuckin banger and i'm wicked grateful for it

    26 Dec 2014 Reply


    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Manic-Insanity

    My top 10 Carcass songs: 01. Exhumed to Consume 02. Reek of Putrefaction 03. Manifestation of Verrucose Urethra 04. Genital Grinder II 05. Ruptured in Purulence 06. Inpropagation 07. Corporal Jigsore Quandary 08. Captive Bolt Pistol 09. Keep On Rotting in the Free World 10. This is Your Life

    22 Dec 2014 Reply

    "I can tell why the EP tracks didn't make it into the amazing Surgical Steel." [2] The songs are pretty good as an EP but a bit lackluster compared to the album.

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead up this shit

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • samuelcrf

    shit, i fucking love this band. for me, necroticism is the best death metal album ever.

    17 Dec 2014 Reply

    great b sides!

    13 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Glauco_Silva

    I can tell why the EP tracks didn't make it into the amazing Surgical Steel. Meh.

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • SerenadeinLead

    Bring their Rajesh Koothrappali back (I was the first one to comment this, but I deleted my account)

    21 Nov 2014 Reply

    Like the new EP!

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • vermin-terror

    Bring their Rajesh Koothrappali back (2)

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Betahex

    Loved the new EP. Waiting anxiously for the next album.

    13 Nov 2014 Reply
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