Carcass - "Heartwork"

Carcass – “Heartwork” (Nu Metal)

Carcass - "Heartwork"

Carcass – “Heartwork”

In the absence of nu metal, everyone is rushing to take over the territory of juggalo chest-thumping once espoused by bands like Korn and Limp Bizkit.

From bling bling tech-core band Waking the Cadaver to streamlined Unique Leader sounding Morbid Angel palm muting riffs (you know who I’m talking about) to basically Napalm Death’s entire career, Carcass blend everything that’s detestable in the nu metal scene together as the perfect sonic weapon for the frustrated school kids getting bullied by their little sisters, and who need “inspirational” song titles like “Arbeit macht Fleisch” or “Blind Bleeding the Blind” to “like, make it through the day and shit.”

You thought “Reek of Putrefaction” and “Symphonies of Sickness” were bad? Well, yeah, pretty much every did and still does. But “Heartwork” just takes the shit to a whole new dimension of fecal worship.

It makes even nu Mayhem sound creative, and that’s something that no one should ever be found guilty of doing. And I’m being totally serious.

This whole “Heartwork” album is full of preachy and overreacting jerking noise, like the band members never even bothered to play MUSIC with their instruments (let alone metal) but instead just decided to record themselves jerking each other off to homosexual pornography.

The band’s music video for the “Heartwork” title track reflect all of the feelings felt by incel losers rejected by society, their sisters/girlfriends and now even metalheads themselves – attending school is bad and teachers are evil, the world is insane, so buying this album is the right way to the first step of revolution.

Jeff Walker’s hilariously out of place cleared-throat howling choruses sound like any third rate metalcore turd act rather than grindcore, goregrind (which this band supposedly “invented” despite being a good decade late) or god forbid actual death metal, and worse, they’re so obviously pitch-shifted in a pathetic attempt to appear masculine that they literally make me want to put on a Korn record instead.

Nothing from Carcass’ “Heartwork” album is remotely exciting to the ear of a heavy metal listener. It simply targets another demographic. That of nu metal fans and other low functioning posers. Carcass and their far relatives Napalm Death, Insane Clown Posse, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Hate Eternal are definitely worth exiling from the metal world.

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