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635 Heartwork by Carcass


Earache, Columbia
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Colin Richardson
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Carcass helped define the sound and styles of melodic death metal for decades to come with their 1993 album Heartwork

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Heavy but melodic guitar riffs, intricate beats that switch between a Pantera groove and extreme metal blast beats, and otherworldly vocals are the cornerstones of Heartwork, the fourth studio album by English band Carcass. Expanding upon their earlier grindcore approach, Heartwork is a journey that grabs you by the (shredded) throat and won't let go for nearly forty-two minutes. From the NWOBHM styled "This Mortal Coil" to the ferocious hardcore stomp of "Carnal Forge," the band never lets up. In addition to tackling this classic of the genre, we also check out the YouTube video by Steve Welch, "If Guns N' Roses 'Appetite For Destruction' was written by 12 different bands" to find out how Steve did turning G N' R songs into tracks by Oasis, W.A.S.P., Danzig and more.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Carnal Forge
  • 2:22 - If Guns N' Roses 'Appetite For Destruction' was written by 12 different bands - by Steve Welch
  • 18:55 - Buried Dreams
  • 22:37 - This Mortal Coil
  • 27:27 - Heartwork
  • 35:07 - Doctrinal Expletives
  • Outro - Embodiment

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