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The 25 Most Important Metal Bands of the ’90s: #11, Carcass

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The ’90s: they were the bomb! That’s why MetalSucks will spend the month of March giving snaps to the decade that was all that and a bag of chips by counting down The 25 Most Important Metal Bands of the ’90s. These aren’t bands that necessarily formed in the ’90s, nor are they bands that would turn out to be influential somewhere down the road; these are bands that a) were doing their best work in the ’90s, and b) amassed a devout following during the ’90s. These are the bands that we feel truly defined the decade for extreme music. These are the bands that we feel truly defined the decade for yo mama.

Without Carcass, we probably don’t know death metal as it is today.

Without Carcass, we probably don’t know melodeath as it is today.

Without Carcass, we probably don’t know grindcore as it is today.

Without Carcass, we might not even realize that one metal band could so strongly influence three different genres.

Without Carcass, metal would be robbed of one its most instructive lessons regarding signing with a major label.

Without Carcass, The Legend of Earache Records would not loom quite as large.

Without Carcass, metal fans would be robbed of the wonderful pastime of arguing about whether or not Swansong is any good.

Without Carcass, many of us never learn words like “mucopurulence” and “insalubrious.”

Without Carcass, the world is robbed of some brilliant surgeons whose interest in human organs began with this band.

Without Carcass, fewer white dudes ever give having dreadlocks a shot.

Without Carcass, Jeff Walker would have fewer things about which to be grumpy.

Without Carcass, we’d just have        .

 THE LIST SO FAR
#25: Morbid Angel
#24: Melvins

#23: Meshuggah
#22: Emperor

#21: Cave In
#20: Botch
#19: Cradle of Filth
#18: Sepultura
#17: Napalm Death

#16: Rage Against the Machine
#15: Type O Negative

#14: Dream Theater
#13: Alice in Chains
#12: Nine Inch Nails

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