Reek of Putrefaction

Reek of Putrefaction is the debut album by British extreme metal band Carcass.wikipedia
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Goregrind

It is the very first goregrind album, a musical genre with lyrical focus on grotesque medical and pathological images as opposed to the political themes found in anarcho/crust punk bands.
In their Reek of Putrefaction era, Carcass used pitch shifters, medical imagery and several visceral associations when it originally conceived the band, a deviation from the frequently political or left-wing lyrics commonly used in the hardcore punk and grindcore scenes.

Grindcore

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6 on the UK Indie Chart, establishing Carcass as one of the pioneers of the grindcore genre.
Beyond the microsong, it is characteristic of grindcore to have short songs in general; for example, Carcass' debut album Reek of Putrefaction (1988) consists of 22 tracks with an average length of 1 minute and 48 seconds.

Carcass (band)

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Reek of Putrefaction is the debut album by British extreme metal band Carcass.
Despite the primitive production values of Carcass's debut Reek of Putrefaction (1988), with which the band was very displeased, it became a favourite of Radio 1 DJ John Peel.

Symphonies of Sickness

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With Symphonies of Sickness, Carcass kept the grindcore sound of Reek of Putrefaction, and added a death metal style.

Extreme metal

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Reek of Putrefaction is the debut album by British extreme metal band Carcass.

Earache Records

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It was released by Earache Records in July 1988.

UK Independent Singles and Albums Charts

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6 on the UK Indie Chart, establishing Carcass as one of the pioneers of the grindcore genre.

BBC Radio 1

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The late BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel declared it his favourite album of 1988, in an interview for British newspaper The Observer.

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The late BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel declared it his favourite album of 1988, in an interview for British newspaper The Observer.

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The late BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel declared it his favourite album of 1988, in an interview for British newspaper The Observer.

Birmingham

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Reek of Putrefaction was recorded in four days at Ritch Bitch Studios in Birmingham.

Bill Steer

According to guitarist Bill Steer, the studio's engineer "ruined" the record, especially its drum tracks.

Mastering (audio)

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When the master recording was first sent to the pressing plant, the original vinyl LP had to be pressed at lower volumes, because the bass frequencies were so low (sometimes reaching 25 Hz) that they were in danger of rendering higher frequencies inaudible.

Phonograph record

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When the master recording was first sent to the pressing plant, the original vinyl LP had to be pressed at lower volumes, because the bass frequencies were so low (sometimes reaching 25 Hz) that they were in danger of rendering higher frequencies inaudible.

Collage

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The original album cover consisted of a collage of autopsy photographs collected from medical journals.

Autopsy

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The original album cover consisted of a collage of autopsy photographs collected from medical journals.

Medical literature

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The original album cover consisted of a collage of autopsy photographs collected from medical journals.

DualDisc

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The main album, along with the demo Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment, is presented as one side of a dualdisc, while the DVD side features the first part of an extended documentary titled The Pathologist's Report Part I: Incubation.

Optical disc packaging

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The album is presented in a 12-panel digipak with full lyrics and artwork and is sealed in a white medical bag with sticker, to hide the controversial cover art.

Medical bag

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The album is presented in a 12-panel digipak with full lyrics and artwork and is sealed in a white medical bag with sticker, to hide the controversial cover art.