Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

CARCASS / Swansong (1996)

I forgot I owned this album.  It never gets played.  It’s not very good.  The production is the biggest problem; it’s just too polished and boring to be a Carcass album.  The guitars are too low in the mix, the bass is too loud and fuzzy, and while the drums sound fine they are a lot more simplified than previous releases.  Jeff Walker’s vocal delivery is the only thing that holds it together.  The gore / grind / death metal of old is replaced with something resembling bad Megadeth, and seeing as how 90% of Megadeth is bad Megadeth we don’t need any more of that, thank you very much.  It’s maybe a good thing this was their swansong.

Songs of Note: R**k the Vote; Black Star

2 it’s bad rot n’ roll out of 5

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