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Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel
December 2014
Released: 2014, Nuclear Blast Records
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Addison Herron-Wheeler

If you’re already a Carcass fan and you liked SURGICAL STEEL and their other later work, than you’re in luck. They released a special EP this year as well containing some outtakes from this album and some other sessions. Since there new albums is such a gem, especially in light of some of the crappier albums being released by reprised metal bands trying to make it in 2014 with the sounds of the 80s and 90s, this is very, very good news.

The EP contains five songs, one rehashing of SURGICAL STEEL track, one from a Decibel flexi-disc, one B-side, one that track that was a SURGICAL STEEL bonus track in Japan, and one that just didn’t make the cut onto the latest record. Of all these songs, the one that stands out the most to me is “A Wrath in the Apparatus,” which is extremely heavy yet melodic.

All in all, if you like Carcass and you loved SURGICAL STEEL, buy this EP. It’s just a continuation of those great songs. If you didn’t like that album or you aren’t a fan of later, more melodic Carcass, then you won’t like this. But, since their newer work has been so well received, I anticipate a lot of interest in this one.
Track Listing

1. A Wrath in the Apparatus
2. Intensive Battery Brooding
3. Zochrot
4. Livestock Marketplace
5. 1985 (Reprise)


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