Cannibal Corpse, the forefathers of death metal as we know it, are back with a vengeance. Kill is hard. Not like Cannibal was ever pussified, but this one is hard. It starts off like a punch in the chops and a kick in the nether regions and does not let up. Hearing it, I yearn for the hella pits I have been in. As I have said before I always worry when a band I have loved for a long time starts releasing things these days. Are they going to change? Well Cannibal has proven that they, much like a good whiskey, only get better with age.
This album brought back they days of Eaten Back to Life for me for some reason. Hard, fast, and straight in your face. They show the delicate balance between death and nlack metal.
I really liked some of the changes between the chunk guitar and an almost melodic tone on both "Murder Worship", "5 Nails In Your Neck" and "Necrosadistic Warning," however, the pauses in "Necrosadisitic Warning" left me bored (a second of silence in the pure aggression that is Cannibal). The solo, though, was lovely.
The drumming is flawless. Double bass that when turned up can make your heart stop.
The first video and single off this album is "Make Them Suffer," a kick ass song. Over the years, I have always defended the aggression of the land of death metal, and recently some of the newer acts are too busy sounding evil in their growls while losing themselves completely lyrically. That is one thing I have always adored about Cannibal, be it back in the Chris Barnes days or present. They don't try too hard to be what they are, they just be.
Whatever mix that is needed to create the perfect death metal band has always been present in the land of Cannibal Corpse.
Time to Kill is Now
Purification By Fire