Carcass Tributes

Requiems of Revulsion - A Tribute to Carcass
(Deathvomit/Necropolis - 2001)
Regurgitate - Genital Grinder
The slow intro from Reek of Putrefaction redone with a much better production and slightly slower tempo.

Rotten Sound - Reek of Putrefaction
With an explosion of brutal sound, Rotten Sound show just how good early Carcass can be with a sharp sound and energetic, precise performances. Faithful to the original but roaringly great and superior.

Haemorrhage - Rotten to the Gore
One of the longest tracks from the debut. Haemorrhage deliver this one with the expected better production, a livelier drummer and a dual vocal attack, one of them a perfect Walker clone. Good.

Nasum - Tools of the Trade
I was hoping for a razor sharp rendition of this great blaster, but Nasum merely increased the energy and noise without improving on the muddy sound much. It's got that deeply thick and chugging sound of Swedish death metal, but what a waste.

Cattle Decapitation - Burnt to a Crisp
A muddy demo-quality production and overly wild delivery mar this cover which wasn't that good to begin with. Dual vocals are used again, one a vomitous growl and the other a raspy screech.

Exhumed - Exhume to Consume
Well what did you expect them to cover? Exhume deliver the goods with an adequate sound, full-sounding dual-layered growls and a faithful rendition. Good but not great.

Disgorge - Hepatic Tissue Fermentation
Rip, roar, hammer and blast! Disgorge tears this long track to shreds with the most brutal and speedy cover yet. The drummer is a maniac and the death growls are basically sewage-gargling grunts. Slightly overdone at times but very good nevertheless.

Machetazo - Suppuration
A mediocre choice and mediocre faithful delivery equals a mediocre cover.

General Surgery - Empathological Necroticism
A track that is greatly helped by a clearer production due to its slower pounding tempo. This faithful cover delivers the goods well with a deep sound and vocals, but doesn't make it any more interesting.

Necrony - Pungent Excruciation
It's back to primitive, sick grindcore and Necrony grunt, vomit and blast this one with energy and precision. Adequate production. Well done.

Impaled - Carneous Cacoffiny
The first Necroticism cover. Impaled render this one very well, but other than the thicker vocals and production, it is done too faithfully to add anything of interest over the original.

Pig Destroyer - Genital Grinder / Regurgitation of Giblets
The introduction again, and then a blasting hyper-brutal rendition of some primitive grindcore with pretty good sound. Wall-shakingly good.

Vulgar Pigeons - Corporeal Jigsore Quandary
A blasting interpretation with constant blast beats instead of the original slow grinding rhythm and the vocals are rough, higher pitched screams with the occasional deep growl. Sub-par and a tad out of control.

Bodies Lay Broken - Microwaved Uterogestation
More sick grindcore with distorted vocals that sound like squealing pigs and sewage grunts. The guitars are wading in muck as well.

Engorged - Swarming Vulgar Mass Of Infected Virulency
More blasting and pounding with a mediocre production and dual layered vocals (harsh screams and distorted grunts). The drummer sounds promising but otherwise this is nothing special.

Dead Infection - Pungent Excruciation
A sharper rendition of this blaster but with weaker raspy vocals that change to distorted pig squealing. Dull.

Avulsed - Embryonic Necropsy And Devourment
A professional brutal rendition with precision and energy. The powerful vocals change from grunts to harsher growls like the original. Very nice.

Regurgitate - Psychopathologist
Crunchier guitars, noisy energy, deep growls and toilet grunts make this into a loud slab of aggressive brutality. Not bad.

Summary: A slightly above average tribute if you like early Carcass exclusively (only two tracks are from Necroticism and all the rest are from the first two releases). There are a few very worthwhile tracks and the rest are consistently acceptable despite the various production levels. There are no horrible tracks that make you run to the skip button. If however, like me, you aren't big on early Carcass, then stay away.

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