Composition Of Flesh
Review by Death8699 on December 5, 2018.
Well since this band is from Sweden, they're quite a bit like Dismember. But there's more of a reverb/echo sound to the album, especially the vocals. Nothing much new that any other death metal band has put together really with this band, but they do show some promise. What they should've done though is cut out the lead guitars totally because they just are mediocre. It kills me when a promising band puts together good rhythms then the leads are below par.
Some things that were out of the ordinary was that they included some clean tone guitar work. But the music in itself ranged from extremely brutal and heavy with vocals that were simply aggressive and riffs really fast. But tempo changes were all over the place. I suppose that's good in a way so that you don't get sick of listening to something that's totally slow the whole way through the album or an album that's filled with blast beating galore. One exception I must say about the constant blast beat that was released some years ago was Krisiun's "Conquerors of Armageddon". But with Corrosive Carcass, there are some fast tempos for a lot of the album. The music is decent and there's a lot of pinch harmonics in their riffs and slow chord based guitar along with the faster tremolo picking riffs. I did think that it's a promising release even though they totally sound like Dismember. What stood out the most here were the guitars. I think that the riffs were really put together well and there's variety to the music. Otherwise I would've given them a higher rating on this review.
But let's dissect a little more and talk about the music. The intro riff is pretty fast and the sound of the guitars are super distorted. They are a band though that doesn't seem to incorporate too much technology in their recording. The riffs take a while to get into. They're not that catchy really, but the vocals and guitar go well along with one another. The guitars, drums, vocals and production were all good in achieving like I said that reverb sound. That was their focus though, put something out there that does make their sound a little more intriguing and less Dismember-like. Even though they do sound like them, they incorporated some things that Dismember really hasn't done too much which is a clean tone guitar. I think that they are trying to establish themselves as death metal musicians and were doing something different with the music which was adding reverb/echo to the recording and include guitars that were filled with just so much distortion.
Corrosive Carcass is a death metal band that has enormous potential to write even better music in the future. But for now, Composition of Flesh was better than just mediocrity. They truly have a sound heard like no other besides Dismember which is what I've said repeatably with this review. They did need to take out the leads and just focus on rhythms until the leads get better played out. A lot of old school death metal fans I'm sure would appreciate this release since I know that many people that I know already dig this band. Don't miss out on it!
Review by Tomek on December 12, 2012.
Corrosive Carcass was formed in 2004, but “Composition Of Flesh” is their debut album. There was a demo in between, but it took 8 long years to release their first album and even though the sound is something that Dismember or Nihilist introduced, there is much more on this album than a copy of old school Death Metal from Sweden. Corrosive Carcass manages to take all the best elements from the old school elite, add their own twist into it, mix and mash the tempos and then puke the essence onto the world.
It don’t seem to me that those guys set out to be most original, but when Dismember is no more, when Entombed releases are in demand and when old school Death Metal is a must, Corrosive Carcass is there to put out some exquisite headbanging tunes. With over 40 minutes of music, there is something for everyone in here and for everyone, meaning people with a serious need for Swedish Death Metal. Guitars sound dirty and gritty - bringing the best of the best out there to mind, drumming that compliments the guitars and deliciously rumbling bass is set to perfect level and attacks with just the right headbanging speed; and last but not least is the guttural growl-insane screams-sickening shriek vocals that shred all the nerve endings. Sounds like something you were looking for? It definitely made my day, let me tell you that. Lyrics on “Composition Of Flesh” are very much something expected on that type of release and so is the artwork which to me is a kick-ass, mind-blowing sickness. Cover was created by Remember The Fallen Artworks and there isn’t any other info about where to check what else they got so you’re on your own. I know those guys put that design on a t-shirt and a long sleeve and I would do same because it doesn’t get better than that. Check it out and tell me I’m right!
Don’t know what caused the 8 year delay but I’ll be on the lookout for their next release. There are few bands out there that play this old school shit and I love every single one of them. Corrosive Carcass joins the list of my favorite releases this year and let me tell you this: if you haven’t heard that one yet, you are missing on some ol’ good Death Metal! Now let’s see if I can get me a new shirt.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 8 out of 10