Carcass ‎– Reek Of Putrefaction

Earache ‎– MOSH 6, Earache ‎– MUSH 006
Vinyl, LP, Album


Faecal Disarticulation Side
A1 Genital Grinder 1:28
A2 Regurgitation Of Giblets 1:18
A3 Maggot Colony 1:32
A4 Pyosisified (Rotten To The Gore) 2:47
A5 Carbonized Eye-Sockets 1:06
A6 Frenzied Detruncation 0:54
A7 Vomited Anal-Tract 1:38
A8 Festerday 0:19
A9 Fermenting Innards 2:29
A10 Excreted Alive 1:17
A11 Suppuration 2:14
Anal Disgorgement Side
B1 Foeticide 2:38
B2 Microwaved Uterogestation 1:22
B3 Feast On Dismembered Carnage 1:23
B4 Splattered Cavities 1:49
B5 Psychopathologist 1:15
B6 Burnt To A Crisp 2:37
B7 Pungent Excruciation 2:26
B8 Manifestation Of Verrucose Urethra 0:58
B9 Oxidised Razor Masticator 3:06
B10 Mucopurulence Excretor 1:05
B11 Malignant Defecation 2:10

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Recorded, mixed, re-recorded and re-mixed at Rich "Funeral" Bitch Studios December 1987 - March 1988 on 16 track facilities.
Digitally mastered onto "King Sonic" magnetic tape.
Sessions constantly interupted by the YTS headphone/microphone/video/lead moverarounders
Sleeve art and layout by (no, not Dig!) Grusome Graphics Inc.

'Real' catalog number on jacket is MOSH 6, centre labels have a 'joke' catalog number of MUSH 006.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): MPO MOSH 6 A1 EXHUME TO CONSUME
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): MPO MOSH 6 B1 DEATH'S GOOD FOR YOU

Other Versions (5 of 64) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MOSH006FDR Carcass Reek Of Putrefaction(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi) Earache MOSH006FDR UK 2013 Sell This Version
MOSH 6 MC Carcass Reek Of Putrefaction(Cass, Album) Earache MOSH 6 MC UK 1989 Sell This Version
MOSH 6, MOSH 006 Carcass Reek Of Putrefaction(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 220) Earache, Earache MOSH 6, MOSH 006 UK 2002 Sell This Version
MOSH 6 CD Carcass Reek Of Putrefaction(CDr, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) Earache (3) MOSH 6 CD Russia 2002 Sell This Version
TFCK-88747 Carcass Reek Of Putrefaction = 腐乱屍臭(CD, Album, RE) Toy's Factory TFCK-88747 Japan 1996 Sell This Version


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July 14, 2020
I recently picked up the original LP version from a Discogs seller and everything seems to match except the run-out. The information in the run-out appears to have been cut out or defaced and does not match the listing information. There are no other markings on the LP for me to distinguish if this is a boot or not. What do you think is going on?


July 18, 2019
who knows exactly the size of the sticker on the front cover?


August 9, 2016
Did they use pics of real corpses on the cover? Or are they the guys themselves?


December 11, 2008

This record is a good example of when undesired production quality ends up adding something to the end result, at least for some people. Initially when this came out, I thought that the 'production' on it was intentional. However, after having a conversation with Bill Steer at a Carcass gig in 1989, he made it clear that the production was not as they intended, and in fact (as hinted at in the album credits for the studio), it was a struggle for them to just get something on tape - apparently they had to rerecord parts of it and generally struggle with the recording. Carcasses later records probably show the bands desired sound, much more defined and 'sharp' sounding.

However, intentionally or unintentionally, the sound of this release just fits in perfectly with the concept. It sounds raw, indistinct, purified. In the fast sections, the instruments decay into one claustrophobic mush, only the cymbals and vocals escaping the soup.

Getting past the splattered mush of sound, the album has some classic mid tempo 'mosh' sections (perhaps the best example is in "Psycopathologist"), and early use of the pitch shift effect making the vocals sound like the undead from Evil Dead II and 'Bub' from "Day Of The Dead" are on vocals. There are some crazed out-of-nowhere kill frenzy guitar 'solos', and even though there are usually many tempo changes and sections in each track, there seems to be a point to the intricacies, and the tracks hang together through the changes.

Finally, through all the heavy riffage and gargling, the humor in this release is unmistakable, which just tops it off nicely.

"Burnt to a crisp,
Your hair is singed,
Devouring your scalp,
Receding your fringe"

Top marks.