Cannibal Corpse - Kill
You know, sometimes the term "brutal" gets thrown around quite loosely. I'll be the first to admit that I label many bands as brutal, and even more bands than that actually label themselves as brutal. And many times the brutal tag can be debatable. However, there is one band that hands down has completely earned the tag brutal, and I dare say there is no one on the planet that will argue that fact. With this, their tenth album, Cannibal Corpse has proven undeniably that they are not even close to calling it a day and while other bands their age are mellowing out, they are picking up steam.
Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal/ex-Morbid Angel), Kill is a slaughter fest from start to finish and pushes the boundaries of insanely brutal. While many will hang their hats on one of CC's previous releases as being the best, I must say that I'm leaning towards Kill as being their best effort yet. This disc is crammed full of 42 minutes of some of the disgustingly sickest metal you'll ever hear. And while band after band will move on to experimenting with other genres, Cannibal Corpses fans can rest assure before they ever hear this, that it will be a devastating and pulverizing death metal skull pounding for all 42 minutes. No lulls, no pretty keyboards, no female vocals, no violins, no hardcore, and no whiny emo singing. Every second of this album is unrelenting, grinding death metal. The crushing riffs, the head-spinning solos, the furious blasting, and the guttural death growling are what hit you full force throughout this disc. And with solid production, the speed sounds all the more delicious. This is what death metal is supposed to sound like!
As for the rest of the package, the artwork is simple yet dark. And the lyrics? Well, if you get a kick out of this kinda stuff...you won't be disappointed. The lyrics are the standard Cannibal Corpse gore-fest. We have our every day brutal killings, our torture, our removing of brains, our extremely sacrilegious worship of murder, our plotting of revenge, and our dropping of victims into vats of boiling flesh. You know, the stuff that us everyday humans love to engage in. In fact, I think that after I finish listening to this disc, I'll go round up my friends and we'll go on a killing spree and then eat the flesh and drink the blood of the victims. Seriously though, I would love to hear how these guys explain this stuff to their kids once their old enough to figure out what daddy does for a living.
So, do I recommend this album to all you delightful, proper, and blood thirsty death metal maniacs? Only if you promise not to come rip my brain out and drop me in vat of boiling flesh.
Review By: Matt Morrow
Label: Metal Blade Records
Total Songs: 13
Total Time: 42:10
Tracklisting: 1. The Time to Kill is Now, 2. Make Them Suffer, 3. Murder Worship, 4. Necrosadistic Warning, 5. Five Nails Through the Neck, 6. Purification By Fire, 7. Death Walking Terror, 8. Barbaric Bludgeonings, 9. The Discipline of Revenge, 10. Brain Removal Device, 11. Maniacal, 12. Submerged in Boiling Flesh, 13. Infinite Misery.
Best Songs: Tracks 1, 5, & 11.
Band Lineup: Pat O'Brien - Guitar, Rob Barrett - Guitar, George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher - Vocals, Paul Mazurkiewicz - Drums, Alex Webster - Bass.
Band Website: http://www.cannibalcorpse.net