In The Beginning
Without a doubt, “Carcass” was the most exciting show of the day.
It was my first time to see “Carcass” live, and I was very excited.
The new album was excellent, and I had the highest expectations for this show.
From a distance, Bill Steer is as handsome as ever.
He never changes, does he?
Frontman Jeff Walker has changed a lot from his appearance in the album artwork.
His bangs have receded and he seems to have gained weight overall.
His ugly (sorry) appearance seems to fit the musical style of “Carcass” more and more.
The first song is, in order, the first track from their fourth album “Heartwork.
It is a slow and moody number with a beautiful melody and a well-composed structure.
The performance seems to be completely stable.
Incarnated Solvent Abuse
Following the first slow song, we have another song from the third album “Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious”!
It is a great song written by Michael Amott, and I think it was covered by “Arch Enemy” as well, wasn’t it?
The blast beat at the beginning of the song got the audience all fired up.
A huge circle pit formed and the audience was pushed to the edge of the pit.
The fast parts and the blasting parts are so cool!
Unfit for Human Consumption
The next song was the new “Surgical Steel.
The song started with a riff that could have been mistaken for “Rotn’Roll” (from the “Heartwork EP”).
It starts off with a musicality rather like “Carcass” just before they broke up, and the second half is a raging deathrash.
I was so excited that I rushed forward to the front.
I was listening to “Edge Of Darkness” in a daze when the song suddenly changed to “This Mortal Coil” and I was surprised.
Edge Of Darkness” was only the introduction.
It was a very childish performance by the band, who enjoys surprising the audience.
This Mortal Coil” was another Amott composition, and the theme riff was too good to be true.
I was sweating and running riot.
Reek Of Putrefaction
And without further ado, this song!
The first song from their second album “Symphonies of Sickness,” this is a grindcore classic.
I was thrilled to hear them play this song from such an early album.
Bill Steer also sings on this song, which is very moving.
Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System
From the new album again.
This is one of the best songs in the new album, which is full of great songs.
There is a melodious solo, a sense of speed, and the blasting is very sharp.
The complex song structure is also a good impression.
Is this really a band that has been inactive for 17 years?
The next song was from their first album “Reek of Putrefaction.
The band started with a heavy riff that sounded like crawling around on the bottom of the earth.
Too good to see them do a song from the first!
Pyosisified (Rotten to the Gore)
This song would normally lead into “Regurgitation Of Giblets,” but the band unexpectedly avalanches into “Pyosisified (Rotten to the Gore).
I guess fans from the latter half of the band’s career would have had no idea what was going on in the middle part of the show.
There were more early songs than expected.
The riffs are perfect for the sludgy viscera of the band.
Exhume to Consume
The show started without a break.
The band played a lot of great songs from the early days.
Personally, I think this is what the lyrics of “Carcass” would sound like if they were riffed exactly as they are.
What a ferociousness.
The breaks that appear here and there are also pleasant.
By the time the avalanche of blasting started, my stamina had been exhausted.
Captive Bolt Pistol
Another song from the new album.
It’s a “Carnal Forge” (from “Heartwork”) style deathrash.
A great song.
My neck hurts from shaking my head when I’m tired.
The fast solo in the second half is too much.
From the intro SE of the 3rd album, “Corporate Jigsore Quandary” to “Forensic Clinicism/The Sanguine Article” medley.
What a great selection of songs.
The tempo is faster than the studio version.
Anyway, I love the riff development that is relentlessly and intricately twisted.
Ruptured in Purulence
Next, another song from the second album, which was a surprise.
From the beginning of the song with a sense of gravity, the song quickly developed into a blast, which was one of the best parts of the song.
The last song to avalanche into the venue was this one.
This song was not to be missed.
The hold part before the last chorus brings tears to the audience’s eyes.
It is an exceptional song. A wonderful performance. The end.
In The End
The only thing I want to say besides the performance is the grotesque images projected on the screen behind the band.
From pictures of corpses and deformities to videos of autopsies (moving!), the screen behind the band was filled with images that were physiologically repulsive. The images are full of physiological disgust.
I applaud the complete revival of “Carcass”.
October 29,2013 Freakz
This is 2013, I feel how lucky I am to be able to go to metal festivals like this.
I hope these times will come back again.
May 23,2022 Freakz