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Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

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  • Band members: Bill Steer, Jeff Walker, Ben Ash
  • Summary: Produced by Colin Richardson, the British extreme metal band returns from a 17 year absence to release its sixth full-length with new drummer Dan Wilding.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. Dec 4, 2013
    90
    This is the metal album of 2013, and proof that Carcass still hold the tools of the trade to show all and sundry how to write a winning (“comeback”) album.
  2. 90
    It doesn’t resort to chest-beating nor does it attempt to dilute its primal metal urges. It simply cuts through.
  3. Dec 4, 2013
    80
    Surgical Steel is both muscular and accessible enough to appeal to metal fans of almost all stripes.
  4. Dec 4, 2013
    80
    [Carcass offers] up an 11-track tour de force that's as visceral, inventive, and grotesque as Symphonies of Sickness, yet infused with the dense, machine-shop precision and chrome veneer of 21st century metalcore.
  5. Dec 4, 2013
    80
    Metal may have become more extreme in Carcass' absence, but they still take 90 percent of the pack to (medical) school. [7 Sep 2013, p.51]
  6. Dec 4, 2013
    79
    As a whole, though, Surgical Steel succeeds brilliantly in its return-to-form mission.
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  1. Nov 20, 2014
    10
    I have to say that Surgical Steel is an astounding return to form for Carcass. From the opening track 1985 to the final riff of Mount ofI have to say that Surgical Steel is an astounding return to form for Carcass. From the opening track 1985 to the final riff of Mount of Execution this album oozes quality. There is not one part of any track that I do not like. This is not only my album of 2013 but one of my favourite albums period. I still listen to it most days over a year after release such is the quality of the songs. A complete metal masterclass. Expand