Reek of Putrefaction (1988)
Carcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, which was formed in 1985. The band broke up in 1996, but reformed in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons. Carcass are regarded as pioneers of the grindcore genre. Their early work was also tagged as splatter death metal, hardgore, and goregrind; on account of their morbid lyrics and gruesome album covers. They also became one of the pioneers of melodic death metal with their 1993 album Heartwork.
The band’s lyrics often focus on animal rights issues. Jeff Walker and Bill Steer are both vegetarians. Steer used to be a vegan and Walker was a hunt saboteur.