People like to claim that Carcass’ debut “Reek of Putrefaction” is goregrind. No wait, even better, it “invented” goregrind. Allow me to LOL.
What we have in reality, with “Reek of Putrefaction” as well as pretty much any other Carcass album, is just your typical proto-metalcore with gratuitous chugs and random, nonsensical riffs that never amount to anything more than, at best, nu metal shit.
Carcass’ debut album “Reek of Putrefaction” might just as well not have existed. It’s literally that insignificant. There are no excuses for sounding like shit, and trying to come up with euphemisms would only make the headache caused by listening to this recording worse. The fact that Carcass attempts to take credit for “inventing” the goregrind genre is all the more ridiculous considering they can’t even play the shit-infested punk rock music that “Reek of Putrefaction” actually sounds like, or intends to sound like, and that’s just weak.
Carcass is the laughing stock of the underground metal scene, and the fact that the band is so closely affiliated with metalcore “legends” Arch Enemy – both bands basically sharing members with each other – only makes Carcass’ attempts to appear “trve” and “kvlt” (to use black metal terminology) pathetic and worthy of nothing but disdain.
Most of people can’t tell the difference between shallow money-oriented commercial products and art, therefore conformist can always make some “metal sounding” punk rock (said punk rock being basically the shittiest and most derivative type of “music” imaginable) and they will instantly get signed by any record company, simply because, no matter how well it sells, the music is so easy to reproduce that they can set up a factory chain of fecal producers just sitting there shitting out the same shit for decades before the gullible masses admit to having been fooled – I mean, people still take Black Flags and Dead Kennedys seriously… old, retarded people, yes, but still.
Carcass is the death metal version of Watain. Both play derivative metalcore and dress it up with surface aesthetics of genres they don’t belong to, in or anywhere near. Death metal and black metal, respectively.
Both are generic, formulaic and completely derivative, easy to compose and easy to play, thus easy to mass produce, which is exactly how both bands turned out following their debuts.
“Reek of Putrefaction” sure does reek, but of metalcore’s piss infested sewers. Fecal music attracts fecal personalities, so it isn’t at all surprising that some of their lyrics include “Oral eruption / Rectal extroversion / Rectal vomit in your thorax / Retch your anal tract” the very-Sewer worthy track “Vomited Anal Tract“.
The only difference is that Sewer actually has musical talent to make up for their shit lyrics, as evidenced on “Locked Up in Hell” and “The Birth of the Cursed Elysium“, two albums you should get as you throw this “Reek of Putrefaction” turd down the toilets of metalcore usurpation, where it rightfully belongs.