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Release date: 18 October 1993
Style: Melodic death metal

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Disc I [CD]
01. Buried Dreams
02. Carnal Forge
03. No Love Lost
04. Heartwork
05. Embodiment
06. This Mortal Coil
07. Arbeit Macht Fleisch
08. Blind Bleeding the Blind
09. Doctrinal Expletives
10. Death Certificate
11. This Is Your Life [bonus]

Disc II [2008 re-release bonus DVD]
The Pathologist's Report - Part IV
01. Lyrical Inspiration & Themes
02. Parr Street Studios
03. Colin Richardson As Producer
04. H.R. Giger
05. Where Your Hearts Still Into The Work?
06. Touring The Album
07. Veggies & Vegans
08. The Importance Of Mike
09. Mike's Departure
10. Arbeit Macht Fleisch

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Additional info
Recorded and mixed at Parr Street Studios between May 18th - June 21st 1993
Produced by Colin Richardson
Engineered by Keith Andrews
Assistant engineers - Dave Buchanan and Andrea Wright
Front album sculpture "Preserve Life" copyright H.R. Giger 1993
Used by kind permission
Design by Andrew Tuohy

Staff review by
Herzebeth

Rating:
9.2
Classic Monster of Earache Records! Highly Recommended

Some say Heartwork is the last good album that carcass made in their career, well sure it isn't the great symphonies of sickness, but it has some good highlights hidden that most people don't ever hear or refuses to hear.

To begin with, the vocals in the entire CD are quite different from the other Carcass albums, here Walker screams more than he growls (in fact since Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious the vocals were a lot more different), it sounds a lot like Chuck's voice from the band Death, but not in a bad way, the vocals are fine and Walker knows how to give the album a great environment.

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R'Vannith - 02.08.2011 at 12:16  
Rating: 10 Death metal is all a new experience for me and this album is definitely a standout so far, absolutely amazing!
Lit. - 25.09.2011 at 05:15  
  Absolutely sick album.
AngelofDeth - 12.04.2012 at 07:19  
Rating: 8 Fuckn awesome album, but just feels a tad unrefined throughout.
Troy Killjoy - 12.04.2012 at 16:37  
 
Written by AngelofDeth on 12.04.2012 at 07:19
Fuckn awesome album, but just feels a tad unrefined throughout.

Unrefined? It's probably their most refined release. :/
AngelofDeth - 12.04.2012 at 21:05  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 12.04.2012 at 16:37

Written by AngelofDeth on 12.04.2012 at 07:19
Fuckn awesome album, but just feels a tad unrefined throughout.

Unrefined? It's probably their most refined release. :/

Well it is Carcass' most refined but that doesnt mean its refined compared to other bands. Some riffs just seem outof place and dont flow with the rest of the song
Illog1cal - 06.06.2012 at 03:17  
  Simple (compared to older Carcass), obviously inspired by 'The Black Album' and 'Countdown to Extinction'. The solos are cool, although I find I cannot listen to this album too often, there is not much to delve into.
Cuca Beludo - 14.06.2012 at 18:48  
  I didn't found nothing interesting... and the vocals are weak.
musicalkaratekid - 18.06.2012 at 17:38  
Rating: 10 Excellent album, even if the songwriting is a little 'simpler' than the complex and technical precision of its predecessor. I think every track here is pretty damn memorable, and although the shorter tracks leave the listener wanting a bit more, it is still well worth otaining the album.
JÄY - 18.06.2012 at 23:37  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 14.06.2012 at 18:48

I didn't found nothing interesting... and the vocals are weak.

So, you found it all interesting, then?
Cuca Beludo - 22.06.2012 at 21:17  
 
Written by JÄY on 18.06.2012 at 23:37

Written by Guest on 14.06.2012 at 18:48

I didn't found nothing interesting... and the vocals are weak.

So, you found it all interesting, then?


Hm... probably my english...
Boxcar Willy - 01.08.2012 at 18:34  
  The title track is fantastic, remember listening to it everyday on the bus in grade 8...

Memories <3
!J.O.O.E.! - 01.08.2012 at 18:39  
Rating: 8
Written by Boxcar Willy on 01.08.2012 at 18:34

The title track is fantastic, remember listening to it everyday on the bus in grade 8...

Memories <3

I last remember last week, too
Boxcar Willy - 01.08.2012 at 18:43  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 01.08.2012 at 18:39

Written by Boxcar Willy on 01.08.2012 at 18:34

The title track is fantastic, remember listening to it everyday on the bus in grade 8...

Memories <3

I last remember last week, too

That was three years ago D:
bblitz - 29.10.2012 at 14:05  
Rating: 10 Pure,brutal,melodic,fast,smart songwriting,one of the best melodic death metal albums of
all time,highly recommended classic!!
megadeath13 - 20.11.2012 at 19:02  
  Carcass again, again a wonderful album. The songwrting is excellent, it may not be as complex as the previous ones, but its more melodic
squidrick420 - 01.03.2013 at 19:52  
Rating: 10 I just found a copy of this on cassette and in really good condition! This is some really kick ass melodic death metal that for some reason went beyond my radar till now... I guess i have always thought of carcass as a grindcore band and never realized their true talent. Ohh well, I have this amazing work of art in in inventory now \m/
Angelic Storm - 01.03.2013 at 22:32  
Rating: 9 Compared with it's predecessor which was a death metal masterpiece, this one is a bit weaker. However, it's one of the seminal, and pioneering albums of melodic death metal, and is for the most part a great album. The main riff of the title track is one of my all-time fave riffs, and there's much to savour elsewhere too. Slightly weaker than Necroticism...but still a fine album in it's own right. I love a lot of the riffs and solos on this album.
LeKiwi - 14.12.2013 at 01:48  
Rating: 9 One of the most original melodic death metal releases I've heard. Despite that the melodies put me off, I think this is worth a solid 9.
Paw!! - 21.03.2014 at 05:32  
Rating: 8 Brutal riffs,melodic death.Carcass! one of pioneers melodic death metal. Masterpiece!

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