Welcome to Source of Steel - The Heavy Metal Museum. For the metal head who likes to own or collect physical CDs, Source of Steel is my website dedicated to the love of physical metal on shiny plastic discs. Micro-reviews, thoughts, pics of my own collection and random utterances galore. The site started out purely as a way of sharing my rarities to like-minded fans, but now (for longevity's sake more than anything) it is open to new physical metal music bits I've picked up, including new releases and other random shit.

Carcass - Swansong

Swansong, the 1995 release from Carcass which was (for a long time), the bands Swansong that the title suggested. A departure in sound from their earlier works, increasing on the melody of 'Heartwork', and gaining a much more rock inspired riffage into their sound. The loss of Michael Amott who went on to pretty much reproduce the mid-period Carcass sound with early Arch Enemy was a big one, but Bill Steer was still the driving force and riffmeister general. This was the limited edition 'brain' shaped disc version, which came with a bonus disc featuring (strangely) the last track of the regular album, and a bonus track tacked on - thus 2 tracks on the disc in it's entirety. The reason behind this was apparently that the full album wouldn't fit onto the shaped brain disc, so a last minute fix was made. Oops! Anyhow, a nice little rarity that is worth picking up if you see it kicking around.

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