Carcass - Surgical Steel

8.5 | 579 votes |
Release date: 13 September 2013
Style: Melodic death metal


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01. 1985
02. Thrasher's Abbatoir [feat. Kenneth "Ken" Owen]
03. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System
04. A Congealed Clot Of Blood
05. The Master Butcher's Apron
06. Noncompliance To ASTM F899-12 Standard
07. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills
08. Unfit For Human Consumption [feat. Kenneth "Ken" Owen]
09. 316L Grade Surgical Steel
10. Captive Bolt Pistol
11. Mount Of Execution
12. Intensive Battery Brooding [limited Digipak bonus]

The Best Death Metal Album Of 2013
Top 20 albums of 2013: 19

Bill Steer - guitars, vocals
Daniel "Dan" Wilding - drums
Jeffrey "Jeff" Walker - bass, vocals

Guest musicians:
Kenneth "Ken" Owen - vocals

Additional info
Produced by Colin Richardson.
Mixed by Andy Sneap.

The band recorded four additional songs during the Surgical Steel sessions that were not included on the album: "A Wraith In The Apparatus", "Intensive Battery Brooding", "Zochrot", and "Livestock Marketplace".

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17 years have passed since the last Carcass album. In the meantime, the band suffered a lot of problems: 11 years of inactivity, health issues, changes in musical direction for most members, etc. Finally, in 2013 they are back in form with Surgical Steel. The new album is closer to Heartwork compared to the other Carcass albums, which is surely a good thing as Heartwork is one of the best and most important (melodic) death metal albums ever made.

published 30.03.2015 | Comments (4)

Most probably the best comeback album since 2004. Whichever Carcass album you used to like, you will find somehting for you here.

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05.03.2014 - 00:13
Troy Killjoy
Written by Guest on 04.03.2014 at 22:39
Shame on you.

Shame on who?
I have no memory of this place.
13.03.2014 - 08:54
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 05.03.2014 at 00:13

Written by Guest on 04.03.2014 at 22:39
Shame on you.

Shame on who?

Sometimes, my chice of words is inappropriate, and I apologize to the reviewer.

I do not agree that Surgical Steel is a hell of an album. In my oppinion, it is a very mediocre one. The album lyrics are badass, but the music is far from being good. It is much, much better than many other contemporary albums - absolutely, but it is well below their real potential.
29.03.2014 - 11:02
Rating: 7
Kinda mixed on this. Sounds more thrashy than death metal, but my main issue is the production. Much too clean for my taste.
10.04.2014 - 00:17
Rating: 8
Very enjoyable. I've never been into Carcass so I don't have experience with anything else they've done- but I'm a fan of this album.
27.05.2014 - 21:26
Rating: 9
Great album pure old school death metal " mount Of Execution " is just perfect
08.01.2015 - 07:31
Rating: 9
Their best album, in my opinion.

But I'm not exactly a Carcass fanboy either.
This album just kicks so much ass.
"Sataaaaaaaaan. Yeah yeah!"
-King Diamond
03.03.2015 - 06:12
Rating: 10
People wanting this album to be a copy of earlier Carcass album styles are missing the point entirely. Both Jeff and Bill stated that they never want to repeat themselves or become stagnant and confined in a specific genre. What you get here is them trying to appease the old school fans by giving them bits and pieces of previous albums, and for me it works amazing as a comeback thank you for all. I would not mind if Carcass continued where they left off on Swansong and explore new and creative music. Bill has returned to form in this album and with newcomers backing him, they can keep making amazing things.
29.11.2018 - 16:06
Rating: 6
i c deaf people
I liked old Carcass because of stuff like "Corporal Jigsore Quandary" (best drum intro in the history of metal if you ask me) and I liked newer Carcass (Heartwork-era) because of the variety and new impulses they introduced into extreme music.
So what do I like about this release? Easy answer: almost nothing. I think it's kinda bland and the only song I really enjoy is "Mount Of Execution" which is neither typically (old) Carcass nor very innovative, either.
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30.06.2020 - 16:28
Rating: 10
Absolutely love this album. Ripper from start to finish. Arguably their best. I judge this independently of their previous releases and judge it for what it is, a hard hitting melodeath album, and that is where it succeeds

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