This was the first Carcass album I ever heard and although I think “Symphonies of Sickness” is far superior to this offering one can’t deny that the music on this is awesome and the musical talent of all involved is better then many in the death metal scene even today.
This is when Carcass started to move away from their gore grind roots and just play a style of almost rocklike groove laden death metal that almost defies categorization. Most of the songs have samples before the music that sort of fit what the song is going to be about which is always a nice touch and one that Carcass never used prior to this album. Musically this is not really death metal and not grindcore but not really rock either. It’s something that needs to be heard to be believed. I have personal fond memories of this one and would suggest this album to anyone new to Carcass since the former and the later albums all sound nothing like this in any way and this sort of straddles the middle ground of what they were and what they would become.