Cannibal Corpse
Kill


4.5
superb

Review

by The Writer Ov This Review USER (49 Reviews)
February 25th, 2008 | 23 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Cannibal Corpse's latest album does not dissapoint long time fans

Cannibal Corpse is a band that formed in 1988, in Buffalo, New York. Originally they had a much more brutal style, particularly in the years of 1988-1996, those were the years when Chris Barnes had vocal duties. Back in the Barnes era Cannibal Corpse were known for the brutal vocal approach and their gore filled lyric themes. In 1996 Barnes was replaced by the vocalist that is still currently the vocalist, George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher. Fisher has a fairly wide range. While Barnes used his brutal grunt almost 100% of the time, Fisher mixes his less brutal more powrful growls with high pitched screams. The mix of lows and highs seem to keep the album more interesting.

From the opening scream in The Time To Kill is Now you relize what you've just got yourself into. You've just entered Cannibal Corpse's twisted world. The Time To Kill is Now is the shortest song on the album running just below 2 minutes in time. It is one of the many fast paced songs on the album.

The lyrical style has changed quite a bit since Barnes left the band, it seems as though its been toned down a lot. The lyrics aren't really all that special, this is noticed most by me on the song Necrosadistic Warning, the lyrics overall are just a list of ways to torture people. Fast high pitched solos interrupt the majority of the songs, they fly by so quickly but they aren't just fast messy solos thrown in here and there, they are done percision and mesh well with the songs for the most part.

Corpsegrinders growls are filled with power, his growl truely is amazing. Some of the best vocal performances on the album can be found on the songs Make Them Suffer and Death Walking Terror. These are two total different songs. Make Them Suffer is an extremely fast paced song that is overwhelming with power and kind of catchy.

In Death Walking Terror the band takes a more brutal slowed down approach, I think the band should slow down like this more often, these seem to be their best songs the slower pace just makes them sound creepier. The bass leaks into the mix on the song Murder Worship, I think it would be a wise decision if they gave the bassist more time to be heard he has a great amount of talent.

Cannibal Corpse has definetely became more technical since Corpsegrinder joined, this shows on the majority of the tracks on this album. The guitars can go from crushing almost chugged chords to high pitched squeels in an instant. A lot of the riffs still remain catchy, not as catchy as Hammer Smashed Face, but still fairly catchy and memorable. Some of the riffs on the album can sound recycled though.

The instrumental track Infenite Misery sounds like a standard Cannibal Corpse song just without vocals, which was kind of dissapointing I was hoping with the instrumental they would explore their musical talent more, but to be honest that was the only flaw I found in this album. It's still a good attempt, but it honestly kind of took away from the album, because if your going to have an instrumental at least make it something experimental. I this case it just seems like it is an instrumental because Fisher was too busy playing WoW to show up to lay down vocals.

Overall I give this album a 4.5 out a 5. The album never drags in my opinion, and it has tons of replay value. Corpsegrinders powerful growl is great, and his highs are excellent too. There is enough vocal variation to keep me happy. The guitarwork is technical at times and simple at times with a very good balance. Some of the songs are catchy enough to get stuck in your head. The drumming is your typical blastbeats most of the time, but they mesh well with the music and they are higher in the mix of the music this time around. The production is done well. Sorry if a came off as a fanboy when your reading this but I find this album to be a true classic. *** THE ALLIANCE!!!



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Comments:Add a Comment 
combustion07
February 25th 2008


5354 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

All of this except for the 2nd paragraph have been on my computer for almost a year I figured I'd finish it up tonight.

BallsToTheWall
February 25th 2008


44351 Comments


You might want to edit some of the sentences and check your grammar, and definetly drop the double spacing, something that took me at least my 9th review to realize after some help. This is the only Corpse album I've bought and is pretty solid. I lost it though, might have to swash buckle my way for this album again. Other than these nit picks, pretty good review, glad to see the pep talk got you going. May the force be with you.This Message Edited On 02.25.08

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masscows
February 25th 2008


2236 Comments


The lyrical style has changed quite a bit since Barnes left the band, it seems as though its been toned down a lot
It's actually more just this album, since their lyrics up through The Wretched Spawn have been pretty brutal still.

combustion07
February 25th 2008


5354 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, I'm going to edit it now, I wish I had spell check on my computer, I'll have to have somebody come in and help me with that. I kind of a Cannibal Corpse fanboy so I may not of been the best person to review this.

theyneedyou
February 25th 2008


229 Comments


CC post-Barnes is soooo much better of a band.

The Time To Kill is Now is just br00tal

McP3000
February 25th 2008


3941 Comments


hahaha

Cannibal Corpse a 5?

combustion07
February 25th 2008


5354 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

haha yeah...

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
February 25th 2008


17920 Comments


hahaha!

Thor
February 25th 2008


10191 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is the only Cannibal Corpse I can bear...but it's definitely nowhere near classic.

UpperDecker
February 25th 2008


255 Comments


I like this album alot and I like a bunch of their albums but I don't consider any of them a 5.

kattunlover69
February 25th 2008


1194 Comments


^^ I don't consider your avatar a five either, but thats an entirely dif subject..

beans
February 25th 2008


2332 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i love this album but its not a five, im a pretty big fan of these guys
good review, other than a few grammar errors not bad

rasputin
February 25th 2008


14544 Comments


review is pretty good, but I don't like hte album or the band.

Slaytan
February 25th 2008


1186 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I agree with reznor.

Ire
February 25th 2008


41779 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Great album/band, but this could never be a 5. I prefer Gallery and Tomb.

Essence
February 26th 2008


3585 Comments


Hey man, if you want someone to give a spell/grammar overview, just send it my way

I can send you a pm if you're interested.

Solid review; have not heard this album by them

Confessed2005
February 26th 2008


3314 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Sick album, Corpsegrinder's vocals are spot on.

Gotta love CC despite their gratuitous nature.

Willie
Moderator
February 26th 2008


15972 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I seem to be in the same boat and most others here... this is the only Cannibal Corpse album that I actually like... I even bought it. CC with Chris Barnes was intolerable in my opinion.

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hermitspancho
February 26th 2008


278 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i like this one as well but 5 is way off for me.
good review man.

Wizard
February 26th 2008


19401 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is noticed most by me on the song Necrosadistic Warning, he is pretty much just a list of ways to torture people.


"he pretty much just lists many ways to torture people".

That sentence still isn't solid (trying to fix your unnecessary wording a bit) but its a start. Review needs some fixing up all over!

Even though I think this is the best CC album to date, its no where near classic status, not by a long shot. I would beef this review up more simply because it seems like the review doesn't do the 5 rating any justice.

Vile and Gore Obsessed are the next best CC albums to this. I always thought Hammer Smashed Face was overrated. The gimmick of the album title wore off about 10 years ago! This Message Edited On 02.26.08

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