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Release date: 4 December 1989
Style: Grindcore

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Disc I [CD]
01. Reek Of Putrefaction
02. Exhume To Consume
03. Excoriating Abdominal Emanation
04. Ruptured In Purulence
05. Empathalogical Necroticism
06. Embryonic Necropsy And Devourment
07. Swarming Vulgar Mass Of Infected Virulency
08. Cadaveric Incubator Of Endoparasites
09. Slash Dementia
10. Crepitating Bowel Erosion

Disc II [2008 re-release bonus DVD]
The Pathologist's Report - Part II
01. Mike Joins Carcass
02. Crazy Times
03. Making It To The States
04. Naturals With The Ladies
05. Big In The USA
06. Creating Symphonies
07. The Writing Process
08. A View From 1992
09. Slash Dementia

Review
Lyrics (10)

Staff review by
Herzebeth

Rating:
9.4
Symphonies Of Sickness FAQ

1.- First of all…Is this really Carcass's Best work ever?
R. Well, in an objective way…yes it is, the response may vary due to the different musical tastes, but this album was and is still one of the greatest albums in Death/Grindcore Metal, not only because of the incredible music, but also due to the historical endeavor that "Symphonies Of Sickness" has; this album influenced a lot of bands, including Exhumed, The County Medical Examiners, Impaled, Disgorge, Stoma, etc. Carcass evolved the way to write lyrics, to present an album artwork, a way that people has to love or hate, a way that was and is still copied by many bands all over the globe.

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published 15.02.2007 | Comments (4)

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tea[m]ster - 05.08.2010 at 02:21  
Rating: 9 This is the heaviest album I own, by far. I can't believe just 3 human beings make all that racket. It's so amazing that each song has it's own moment and melody. So close to giving this album a 10...
Angelic Storm - 05.08.2010 at 07:53  
Rating: 9 Its funny that both Carcass' 2nd and 4th albums act like a bridge between the albums that came before and after it.

If it wasnt for a couple of filler tracks, "Symphonies..." would be a huge challenger for their best album ever. (My fave is "Necroticism...") The album's sound is still sick and disgusting like their debut, but this time you can actually hear the riffs. lol And despite the brutality of the album, there are a spattering of neat melodic moments here and there to show they were more than just a run of the mill grind band. ("Embryonic Necropsy And Devourment" being the most melodic song on the album, and a definite precursor to the "Necroticism" stuff) And had genuine musical talent. This one, probably even more than the debut, is probably the hugest influence on the goregrind genre, and still towers head and shoulders above most albums put out in that genre today. Definitely a classic album, and one that still sounds great now. <3
Got Mayhem? - 05.08.2010 at 22:11  
Rating: 9 An absolutely disgusting and dirty album. Love it. It's the musical equivalent of swimming in a pool of corpses. Except the 'pool' is a morgue which you filled yourself. And instead of 'swimming' you're dissecting everything in site with huge rusty bonesaws and scalpels. And you're loving every bit of it.

True. Fucking. Goregrind/Grindcore/Death metal/ whatever everyone is calling it these days.
vezzy - 05.08.2010 at 22:18  
 
Written by Got Mayhem? on 05.08.2010 at 22:11

An absolutely disgusting and dirty album. Love it. It's the musical equivalent of swimming in a pool of corpses. Except the 'pool' is a morgue which you filled yourself. And instead of 'swimming' you're dissecting everything in site with huge rusty bonesaws and scalpels. And you're loving every bit of it.

True. Fucking. Goregrind/Grindcore/Death metal/ whatever everyone is calling it these days.


@gent_-_orange - 22.07.2011 at 21:47  
Rating: 10 The word "Classic" is made for albums like this, 10/10 easily.
Guib - 22.07.2011 at 21:53  
Rating: 8
Written by @gent_-_orange on 22.07.2011 at 21:47

The word "Classic" is made for albums like this, 10/10 easily.


Yeah I think you got the word right, though I give it a 8
musicalkaratekid - 18.06.2012 at 19:50  
Rating: 8 A disgusting sound on the album, but for the right reasons of course
Illog1cal - 28.12.2012 at 18:32  
  The best grindcore album in existence.
Angelic Storm - 31.12.2012 at 01:29  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 28.12.2012 at 18:32

The best grindcore album in existence.


So many goregrind bands have attempted to better this album, but none have succeeded. What makes this album so great, is that for all it's brutality and sickness, if you scratch the surface, there is a level of class, and flair with craftmanship that most other Carcass-inspired bands lack. There's many individual songs that are highly memorable, and even catchy, in a very dark and macabre way. This album is probably one of the most imitated albums in existence, yet none of the imitators have managed to match it's malevolant brilliance!
Maco - 11.02.2013 at 16:42  
Rating: 9 This album beats necroticism since the first song. their best work

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