Carcass - Choice Cuts
If you are a fan of Carcass this one should fit you perfectly , and if you haven't heard of Carcass it should be obligated that you go out and get yourself a copy of this one. Choice Cuts is covering what needs to be covered throughout the history of legendary band Carcass, it spans over their entire career and as bonus old Peel Sessions tracks are included on the album. Apparently Choice Cuts was originally shelved already in 1999 but has now been released with the full co-operation of the band.
The album shows the progression Carcass have made, from their brutal death metal that originated a style of their own called gore-metal mostly because their gruesome lyrics. And later on towards the style from where they became a more "cleaner" band sound-wise and became a more melodic death/thrash metal band. It was about then I discovered them with the stunning Heartwork (1993) album and it was also then when Carcass really were at their best in my opinion.
The first thirteen tracks displays their career pretty good and the following last eight tracks are from two different peel sessions recorded back in 1989 and 1990. Those really show the more brutal side of Carcass and are more for the older fans than me, who prefer the later albums before the older ones.
Not sure whether the tracks has been remastered or not
but the quality is generally pretty good, even the live tracks hold
a fairly good quality even if it is not a perfectly clear sound. The
Swedish string bender Michael Amott (Spiritual Beggars, Arch Enemy)
were a member in Carcass but left after Heartwork and if you are a fan
of Arch Enemy you most definitely need to check out the later Carcass