Captive Bolt Pistol

Album: Surgical Steel (2013)
  • A captive bolt pistol is used to stun livestock before they are slaughtered. In our interview with Carcass lead singer Jeff Walker, he explained that the music was written first, and he wrote the lyric to complement it. Said Walker: "To me that song was short, straight to the point, had a lot of impact, it just remind me of the captive bolt pistol from a slaughterhouse."
  • Carcass is an influential British Metal band who released their first album in 1988, then broke up after their 1996 LP Swansong. Surgical Steel was their first release since the group re-formed. Along with lead singer/bass player Jeff Walker, original guitarist Bill Steer appears on the album along with new drummer Dan Wilding.

    Said Walker: "Bill and Dan basically constructed the track. If I had it my way, I would have mixed it up a bit, because it's a quite linear song: verse/chorus/verse/chorus/break. Very simple song. It actually in some respects sounds like a mash-up of an older song we have called 'Tools of the Trade.'"


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