Although there are only four songs in this EP entitled Despicable, it is anything but.
These songs could be used as instructional teachings in five metal genres/styles: melodic death metal, metalgore, heavy metal, melodic metalcore, and black metal.
I was pleasantly surprised with the song selection, even though these are considered, “Never made the cut” songs.
If this is anything like what the anticipated 7th studio album, Torn Arteries will sound like, we can’t wait. Due to Covid, the album has been delayed; however, we are happy to chew the fat off of these fine bones, so to speak.
This Liverpool band formed in ‘86 has paved the way for many others in the industry to play several types of metal genres, and they are considered early pioneers of ‘goregrind’ metal music and ‘splatter’ death metal.
This is definitely a ‘boutiqued’ style of music that has its following. It is like drinking a fine wine, you drink slowly in order to discern all of the flavors. Carcass only gets better with age.
The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue is the first single, which shows off this band’s chops, no pun intended; since Carcass has been a past supporter of animal rights. Definitely ‘doom and gloom’ Metal.
If you close your eyes and listen, you can get lost in the guitarwork. Simply intricate. The instrumental fadeouts add dimension, and the spacing between vocals is magnificent and allows the listener to breathe.
Under The Scalpel Blade: offers heavy guitar riffs, badass drumming, and controlled vocals; and the bass is oh, so necessary.
The Long And Winding Bier Road, aka coffin road or burial road, is an instrumental labyrinth. Despicable is a salacious ‘must hear’ that is a masterpiece in metal music at it finest.
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Review by Jordonna LoBese of Rock&Research and Chains Required Metal Magazines for MPM