Pounding FLESH

Formed in 1985 in Liverpool (like the Beatles), thrash demigods Carcass serve a sonic, sinewy feast of gruesome lyrics and blast-beat-driven music that’s been called (depending on your morals and sense of pulchritude) splatter metal, hardgore and goregrind. When the band added melody to the mix in the ’90s, some fans cried foul, while others saw it as an inevitable progression of a group that had redefined metal and were now redefining themselves. Carcass has experienced a few line-up changes and even called it quits in ’06. The re-formed band is here in support of their latest, Surgical Steel.

7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 with Deafheaven and Inter Arma, 1904 Music Hall, Downtown, $25, 1904musichall.com.