Artist: Carcass | Cerebral Bore
Album: Earache Records Split

Year: 2014
Genrer: Brutal Death Metal, Death'n'Roll
Run time: 7 minutes
My rating: 2.5 out of 5

Well this came as a surprise, two bands that I find great in many ways, one that made my childhood goregously bloodcovered by more or less creating goremetal. Here is one thing that slipped my mind, Carcass have not had any further connection with Earache since they released their last opus on the label with the fitting title Swansong, so that means that the label will reach into the archives and dig up something old and release it for reasons unknown (money?).

To pair them up with Cerebral Bore, Earache would have to excavate deep into the back-catalog of Carcass career to compete, but for whatever reason they did not do so. On side Carcass we have a rejected song from the Swansong sessions named I told you so (corporate rock really does suck), and that track can also be found on the compilation cd Wake up and smell the ...Carcass.

If you haven't heard this song and dislikes Swansong, then there is no point to check it out even though this track is better than many other songs on there, it follows the same Death'n'Roll structure, but being a little bit edgier around the Rock'n'Roll corners but really there was no point of releasing this song again and especially not like this. So that was a great dissapointment.

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Jeff Walker - Bass, Vocals
Bill Steer - Guitars, Vocals
Ken Owen - Drums, Vocals
Carlo Regadas - Guitarsr

Bandcamp: https://carcass.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCarcass


And finally let's take a check into what these Scottish brutalists have come up with, well Earache threw in the 2012 single Horrendous Acts Of Iniquity so nothing new there, sadly this is also the last song that will feature vocalist Simone "Som" Pluijmers.

The song starts with Phil Anselmo praising the band in his own way and then boom, Cerebral Bore goes back in time and prove itself to be the extintion cause of the dinosaurs. At times this song reminds me of Entombed In Butchered Bodies and it has the certain CB niche where alot of changes in tempo and songstructures takes place but still maintain to have a solid structure, and the 35 second part after 2.10 have to be the best damn thing they have ever constructed in the rehearsal room, it even gave me goosebumps!

The clear winner in this split is without a doubt Cerebral Bore, I'm still interested in what Carcass will release after this but not half as much as I am eager to see what CB has to offer for the future and who is going to take the mic after Simone.

But still, what the hell was the point of releasing this?

Rating: 3.5 out of 5


Band members:
Allan "McDibet" MacDonald - Drums
Paul McGuire - Guitars
Kyle Rutherford - Bass
Simone "Som" Pluijmers - Vocals

Label: Earache 
Country: U.K

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Myspace: http://myspace.com/cerebralbore2