Well, to keep it short this split album contains two cases of CARCASS-worship, one with a stronger individual note in form of some Swedish Death Metal grooves and the other one being close to a mere copy with some nice songs, but a pretty boring screaming vocalist. GENERAL SURGERY’s comeback material is the sunny side of this CD whereas the TCME songs suffer from a weaker production, the aforementioned disappointing Jeff Walker-imitator and partial almost annoying unoriginality. When you give a fuck about individual elements and thirst for some old CARCASS you might like THE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINERS despite my negative opinion… GENERAL SURGERY definitely deliver a damn strong return, the seven songs presented here simply continue the tradition the Swedish surgeons started 11 years ago. Swedish Death Metal meets early CARCASS-style Grind and sounds still rotten, dirty, sick and brutal, just the way I love it. Compared to new "CARCASS-o-philes" like IMPALED or EXHUMED the reincarnated GENERAL SURGERY might seem a little bit antique, but as long as they are good I have no problem with doing a gory little trip into the good old extreme Metal past… Check out www.razorbackrecords.com to obtain additional information on this release. THE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINERS can be visited via www.thecountymedicalexaminers.com and GENERAL SURGERY wait for you here: http://generalsurgery.nu.
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