ConcertReport Carcass March 26,2023 Japan



At the beginning

I wanted to see “Carcass” as close to the front as possible, so I hurried to the ULTIMATE STAGE.

Soon after, a color bar-like image called “CarcassTV” was projected on the screen.

It looked like it was going to be grotesque.

The “CarcassTV” rotated once and the show started.

As it rotates, I can see a small image with a grotesque picture on it.

They are going to do it!

Kelly’s Meat Emporium

The new album “Torn Arteries” is relatively mature, the concert started with this song, which has a fast-paced feel and a riff that is typical of Carcass.

The audience was very excited.

The sound quality was so clear.

It reminds me of the poor sound quality of the first album!


Buried Dreams

I expected this to be the first song, but as expected, they did not let me guess so easily.

This is a great song with heavy riffs and beautiful melodies.

The composition is so elaborate that I never get tired of it, no matter how many times I listen to it.

Incarnated Solvent Abuse

This song is probably better known by its Japanese title.

The chaotic blast beats at the beginning and end of the song, and the fast part with a hook in the middle are all worth listening to.

This song is a milestone for the next album “Heartwork”.

Under the Scalpel Blade

Another song from the new album.

It has only been out for a short period of time, so I’m still getting used to it, but the more I listen to it, the more I realize that it is very “Carcass-like” indeed.

It is amazing that the word “Carcass-like” can be used for a band whose musical style changes with each new album.

This Mortal Coil

A popular song from the album “Heartwork.

The blast beat at the beginning of the song is the symbol of this song, but for a moment I was like, “Hmm? What song is it?”

Because at that time, Bill’s guitar was out of tune due to equipment trouble.

The staff rushed to the venue and started to deal with the problem.

Bill’s guitar sound came out around the guitar solo in the middle of the song.

I’m glad he started in the middle of the show – I was on the edge of my seat watching it.

Tomorrow Belongs to Nobody

If you are wondering “Will they play this?”, it is safe to assume that “Carcass” has set a trap for us.

What I mean is that they often “play” by playing only the introduction and connecting it to a different song.

It is as if they are suggesting organ transplants.

Jeff shouted “Let’s Go!” and the song started off with a bang…

Death Certificate

As expected, the band abruptly went into the deathrash song from “Heartwork”.

This was another headbanging song that was sure to get the crowd going, and there seemed to be a lot of moshing going on in the front… or was it my imagination?

Dance of Ixtab (Psychopomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in B)

Here is another song from the new album.

Folk rhythms and slow riffs.

It is so comfortable that one’s body seems to sway spontaneously.

In a sense, I feel that this song most accurately expresses the style of the new album.

Jeff asked the audience to applaud and seemed to be really enjoying himself.

Black Star

What an unexpected choice.

Are they going to play it to the end?

I wondered if I could Twinkle Twinkle…

Keep on Rotting in the Free World

As I thought, it was an intro transplant.

It is a song from the same album.

I remember being surprised at how much it rocked when I first heard it.

Now it’s one of my favorite songs, and it’s unquestionably cool!

They played this song all the way through.

The Scythe’s Remorseless Swing

Once again, in writing the repo, thay played four songs from the new album.

Perhaps it was because they were festival-ready, and they were trying to keep the audience who didn’t know them from getting bored by spacing them out appropriately.

Corporal Jigsore Quandary

The intro drums brought cheers from the audience.

It is a well-known song that has been played often for a long time.

However, the Japanese title is “Human Body Jigsaw Puzzle”.

So they did it again.

An image of dissection is shown in the background.

This kind of eeriness and inmorality are their great characteristic.

It’s a sensation that gradually makes my brain go crazy.


A great song that needs no explanation.

The structure and riffs are all in my head, and this song is like a part of my body.

It is probably the result of a miraculous fusion of Bill’s and Michael Amott’s unique talents.

No other song with this kind of texture has been produced since then.

Tools of the Trade

Wow! They’re going to play this song?

I thought they would end with “Heartwork,” so this was a pleasant surprise.

Thrash beats and blast beats make the crowd go crazy.

The background video became more and more eerie.

Carneous Cacoffiny

I guess I could call this one an outro transplant.

The ending is the last part of this song.

The well-composed  performance showed the difference and dignity from other death metal bands.

At the end

The show of “Carcass” is always great.

They always have something to keep the audience entertained, and above all, those strange riffs stick in my head.

It is truly a drug to be listened to.

As if by magic, they left us with a series of vivid grotesque images.

I wish they would come to Japan about twice a year.

This is why I can’t quit “Carcass”!

June 10,2023 Freakz