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Carcass – Despicable (Review)

CARCASS TO RELEASE NEW EP, “DESPICABLE,”

Death has never sounded as good as it does on the new Carcass EP called “Despicable”.  It’s been seven long years since Carcass released their last album “Surgical Steel” and this EP is a taste of what’s to come on the band’s upcoming full-length album.  Carcass has always been technically amazing and trailblazing at the same time. Never ones to sit back and continue the same formula, the band re-invents their sound time and time again.  Starting off with the musically interesting “The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue”, I’m intrigued from the very beginning.  Extreme Metal that’s put together in such creative arrangements is a rarity, but it’s something that Carcass excels in.  

While I am anxiously awaiting their new album, I will be playing this EP again and again. Each track is unique and fantastic in its own design and the band is so musically tight that it often seems impossible to match the timing of all of the instruments, but they absolutely kill it throughout. “Slaughtered In Soho” is absolutely ruthless and yet melodic at the same time. Check it out and you’ll see what I mean. It’s a brilliant progressive, yet still Extreme Metal track that’s really cool. Go buy, download or stream this EP as soon as it’s available on October 30th, it’s simply spectacular!

Despicable Tracklisting:

The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue 5:59
The Long And Winding Bier Road 4:22
Under The Scalpel Blade 3:56
Slaughtered In Soho 4:38

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About the author

Bobby Caughron

Bobby Caughron is a music journalist and Editor-In-Chief for XS ROCK. He began a life-long fan of hard rock and metal music after hearing KISS as a kid. He is still an avid fan of the 80s metal scene and continues to discover and write about new music in all rock genres today.

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