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Thanks for this. Having revisited these albums with the “Pathologist’s Report” reissues a few years back, I can say I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment.
As for Surgical Steel, although for nostalgic reasons alone I also would not rate it above Necroticism or Heartwork, I encourage you to give it more time. Especially compared to what’s come out over the last year, it is amazing how fresh and dynamic the new Carcass sounds! I am also struck by the diversity on the album, which draws from all the previous highlights of the band’s discography. Not such a small accomplishment and definitely on my short list for Album of the Year!