Guitar World Necroticism review

from Guitar World, April 1992

Reviews: The Four Horsemen, p. 117

Tearing their bone-chilling lyrics straight from medical manuals, Liverpool's Carcass prove themselves to be more than one big, noisy joke with the wonderfully titled, Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious. Fueled by Mike Amott and Bill Steer's impressive harmonics and disquieting melodies, tracks like "Pedigree Butchery" make for an unexpectedly literate bit of audio-carnage. Coming from a more distinctly metal point of view than Carcass' previous punk-rooted sonic autopsies (Crass, Rudimentary Peni), Necroticism deftly juxtaposes fluid guitar work and overwhelming, chaotic blasts of noise with a demented surgeon's grace and efficiency.