Thursday, 22 August 2013

New Tracks: Carcass- The Master Butcher's Apron

Legendary Liverpudlian Death Metallers Carcass, responsible for one of the most imperative DM albums of all time (their 1993 album "Heartwork"), are gearing up for their comeback album by dropping a new track called "The Master Butcher's Apron." Oftentimes considered to be one of (if not THE) pioneering band in the genre of Melodic Death metal, the new track definitely places emphasis on the "melodic."

First of all, the track is immaculately produced. It sounds smooth and Jeffrey Walker's vocals are generally discernible. The track opens up on a mechanical bloodbath of machine gun drumming and furious finger picking, before descending into a deliriously catchy but down- tuned groove and then embarking on a voyage through more soaring, clean cut riffing. Lyrically the track is pretty "meat and potatoes" Death Metal, demonstrated by the opening line "The sun never sets, the blood never dries, the foolish sacrifice of the master butcher."

It's not an exceptionally interesting or unique track, but it's catchy, fiery and certainly has me looking forward to "Surgical Steel."

The band's upcoming album "Surgical Steel" is due for release on the 16th September via Nuclear Blast. Stream "The Master Butcher's Apron" via the link below.

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