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Jeff Walker Feels CARCASS Is "Kind Of Responsible" For Nü-Metal

"In some respects, we kind of are responsible."


Carcass has been responsible for plenty of inspiration throughout the rock and metal world over the years, though associating them with nü-metal seems like a stretch. Well, unless you're Carcass vocalist and bassist Jeff Walker. Then the lineage is very clear

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In an interview with Metal Hammer, Walker said he feels Carcass had an impact on bands because they were doing something different at the time.

"We downtuned to B and we kind of introduced that to the world of metal as far as I'm concerned," he said. "There probably was somebody else who tuned to B, but I can’t think of anyone. It had some disastrous side effects, such as nu metal."

Walker then clarified that he was referencing nü-metal, and said he does feel responsible for the genre.

"In some respects, we kind of are responsible. They all worked with Ross Robinson, and he was a Carcass fan – he stole Symphonies Of Sickness from Tower Records in Los Angeles when it came out. A lot of those bands tuned to B. But they don't know why they're doing it half the time."

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Carcass will release their extremely not nü-metal album Torn Arteries on September 17. Pre-orders are available here.

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