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In the world of traditional death metal, where brutality is king, few bands are as important and well-known as Cannibal Corpse. Whether it be their over the top, gore-splattered album covers, or song titles such as "I Cum Blood" and "Fucked With a Knife" and lyrics that have had them banned in some countries, Cannibal Corpse have always attracted controversy and interest. What is often overlooked however is the actual music. Cannibal Corpse are one of the most consistent bands in metal, especially in death metal. Never a band to go off and do an experimental album like Morbid Angel or even a band to make an average album, Cannibal Corpse simply sledgehammer their way into your brain release after release after release, like death metal's own Motorhead.
The musicianship on this album is superb, as it always has been, especially from bassist Alex Webster. While Cannibal Corpse have been subject to a revolving line-up, their rhythm section has stayed constant, and Webster and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz are as solid as ever. Webster once again makes it his mission to make his bass parts as complex as possible while still flowing and sounding like an actual person, for example the bass solo on "The Strangulation Chair". The fact that the bass is not only audible in the mix, but is often the central focus of a song, is just one of many little factors that lift this album up above so many others. Others are Mazurkiewicz's relentless and creative drumming, George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher's frantic vocal delivery, and of course crushing riffs that once again make Cannibal Corpse a band with songs that are simply enjoyable. This is not pushing any boundaries or doing something creatively unique, it is simply creating 45 minutes of classic, superbly enjoyable death metal. Long may it continue.
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