Episode 11 — They Scream In Us Too: The Works of Carbonized

Episode 11 — They Scream In Us Too: The Works of Carbonized

Episode 11 — They Scream In Us Too: The Works of Carbonized

 
 
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Death metal is very weird musick. It’s the rupturing and restructuring of musical tradition. At its best it offers otherworldly, phantasmagoric deliverance. We begin this episode hearing Carbonized in its embryonic stages as an exemplar of the peculiar Swedish death metal substrata, but in short time, they took the weirdness inherent in death metal and followed their muse to its logical (illogical?) end. Death, post-death, avant-garde, noise rock, progressive, eclectic…whatever you call it, Carbonized was a vanguard of musical abnormality for 7 strange years before sputtering to a screaming end.

Note I: Count how many times we say “Voivod” in this episode.

Note II: On second thought, maybe those cars on album covers 1 & 3 are supposed to be Rolls-Royces.

Note III: Bagpipes are not accordions, and vice versa. We know this way better than we know cars.


Music cited, in order of appearance:

“Purified (From the Sulfur)” (For the Security, 1991)
“Paradise Lost” (Au-To-Dafe demo, 1989)
“Au-To-Dafe” (No Canonization, 7”, 1990)
“Two Faces” (Recarbonized demo, 1990)
“Euthanasia” (For the Security, 1991)
“Blinded of the Veil” (For the Security, 1991)
“Third Eye” (For the Security, 1991)
“Monument” (For the Security, 1991)
“Spanish Fly” (Disharmonization, 1993)
“Night Shadows” (Disharmonization, 1993)
“The Voice of the Slained Pig” (Disharmonization, 1993)
“Confessions” (Disharmonization, 1993)
“Spacecraft” (Disharmonization, 1993)
“Circles” (Screaming Machines, 1996)
“Psychodelica” (Screaming Machines, 1996)
“Fever” (Screaming Machines, 1996)
“Purified (From the Sulfur)” (For the Security, 1991)
Episode 12 preview: Mind Over Four, “Barriers and Passages” (Half Way Down, 1993)

Radical Research is a conversation about the inner- and outer-reaches of rock and metal music. This podcast is conceived and conducted by Jeff Wagner and Hunter Ginn. Though we consume music in a variety of ways, we give particular privilege to the immersive, full-album listening experience. Likewise, we believe that tangible music formats help provide the richest, most rewarding immersions and that music, artwork, and song titles cooperate to produce a singular effect on the listener. Great music is worth more than we ever pay for it.

From Mr. Bungle to Moth Vellum, Manilla Road to Mekong Delta, Radical Research dissects the work of rock and metal’s most daring artists and albums.

This is Radical Research Podcast episode 11