YMMV / Carcass

  • Broken Base:
    • The Reek of Putrefaction-Necroticism era or the Heartwork-Surgical Steel era? The fanbase is split over this exact question. There are, however, fans who openly enjoy both eras.
    • Surgical Steel. Was it a worthy return that did their legacy proud while not merely repeating themselves, or was it a meandering, self-indulgent mess that got way too much undeserved praise and proved that they were over the hill and banking on their name to do the selling?
  • Follow the Leader - Every death metal band who opted for ultra-eloquent, medically accurate lyrics, especially in the more grind-infused subgenres, were influenced by Carcass' approach.
    • Also, the entire genre of goregrind, a genre which has been summarised as unabashed Carcass revivalism (though there were other purveyors of it out and about at the same time, particularly Impetigo and General Surgery).
      • The use of growls of multiple pitches in death metal is also something pioneered by Carcass.
  • Nightmare Fuel/Nausea Fuel: Just go look at the cover arts for their first two albums (Reek of Putrefaction and Symphonies of Sickness), you will see...
  • The Scrappy - Swansong, amongst much of the metal community, due to being more accessible, less heavy and, depending on your perspective, tamer than their previous work.

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