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Carcass – Surgical Steel

Heartwork is undeniably one of the most influential metal records of all time. Often referred to as the first melodic death metal album, it is a perfect example of what the genre is really about. However, that was in 1993, and the last Carcass record came out in 1996 and couldn’t really match the success of its predecessor. Fast forward 18 years, and Carcass are preparing to unleash their first album in almost two decades to rabid melodic death metal fans the world over. However, we’ve seen how bands do when they reunite and release an album (yes, Morbid Angel, we’re looking at you). So the question on everyone’s mind: would it be as great as it rightfully should be, or should Carcass have just stayed disbanded?