Cannibal Corpse
Evisceration Plague


4.0
excellent

Review

by James Grant USER (14 Reviews)
February 15th, 2011 | 15 replies | 4,135 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: And you thought 'KILL' was brutal....

2 of 3 thought this review was well written

Cannibal Corpse, a band which has achieved (mostly) what they set out to do: shock, repulse, surprise and amaze metal fans and music fans in general throughout their 16 years in the business. Of course, there is always going to be haters of Cannibal Corpse, but at least their fans can appreciate the mind-boggling brutality and technicality that has progressed from album to album. Surely Cannibal Corpse are running out of ideas with their 11th studio release 'Evisceration Plague'? Well, no they are not, in fact this may be their best album since the release of 'The Wretched Spawn'.

Due to me being a fan of Fisher's vocals rather than Barnes', I was pleasantly surprised to see George's vocals as good as ever on this LP, although I had no real doubts, the man is a machine. His performances live are really something to behold and the bands performance in general live should also not go unrecognised. But anyway, back to the album, there is a great deal of creativity on 'Evisceration Plague', something which I though was lacking slightly on their previous release 'Kill'. There are slow songs and fast songs throughout this album, most of which being as well-crafted and brutal as the other. The main riff and song which stood out to me on this album, was the title track. The song starts off with an extremely eerie guitar riff at a slow pace, and the pace is basically maintained throughout the whole track, and Fisher's foreboding vocals only add to the atmosphere.

The fast tracks on this album really are technical, and I mean very technical. Songs like 'Scalding Hail' and 'Carnivorous Swarm' really do push Corpse to their technical limit. The songs on this LP aren't just noise either, the riffs are recognisable and the drumming really is just stupendously fast at times. Although there are a couple of passable tracks on this album such as 'To Decompose' and 'Unnatural', they are over-ruled by the sheer brutality of the album and the overall excellent showmanship of the band members.

Lets face it, Cannibal Corpse are never going to win the prize for best lyrics, and their fans don't really expect this to be the case. However, what they do expect is brutal technicality, catchy riffs and a powerful vocal performance, something which 'Evisceration Plague' more than fulfils.

So, to conclude, 'Evisceration Plague' is yet another solid release from the kings of modern death and features some of their most memorable work to date. If your a fan of metal, buy it, if your a person who is trying to get into death metal, buy it, if your a Cannibal Corpse fan....don't miss it. One thing is for sure, 'Evisceration Plague' doesn't disappoint, it excels.

Recommended Tracks:

Carnivorous Swarm
Evisceration Plague
Scalding Hail
Priests Of Sodom
Skewered from Ear to Eye

Rating:
4.15/5



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Piglet
February 15th 2011



4644 Comments


4.25 is more closer to 4.5 isn't it?

BigPleb
February 15th 2011



28537 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Im gonna lower it to a 4.15 now, you nearly had me there :P

bloc
February 15th 2011



34499 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Really great album, I love it.

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 15th 2011



5612 Comments


i love all their album art, so sick and "insightful" (sic)

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fr33convict
February 15th 2011



11678 Comments


MIND-BOGGLING BRUTALITY

4.25 is more closer to 4.5 isn't it?

Technically no but mathematically you would round up.

I've never actually listened to one of these guys albums I prolly should though.

Hawks
February 15th 2011



33363 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Good album. Nothing that hasn't been done before, but still good stuff.

Ovrot
February 15th 2011



10253 Comments


As if a regular plague wasn't enough.

KILL
February 15th 2011



67082 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

good album

05McDonaldT
February 15th 2011



268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

A solid album from on of death metal's most consistent bands, good review too

Darkvoid67
February 15th 2011



383 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Good album, I prefer Kill, its a bit more catchy and a tad faster. Review was good, I was actually about to review Kill

LepreCon
February 15th 2011



3544 Comments


I remember enjoying this when it came out

Counterfeit
February 15th 2011



17819 Comments


I am not Mr. Lebowski, YOU'RE Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude.

BigPleb
February 15th 2011



28537 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

or El Duderino if your not in to that whole Romany thing.

Dryden
February 15th 2011



12813 Comments


woa kill

Ire
February 15th 2011



41454 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

KILL > Kill

lol rating



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