Review Summary: Death metal classic to say the least.
This album is without a doubt one of the heaviest releases of its time. Upon its release, it is well known that the band has experienced some hating, and has been banned from many countries. Most especially Germany or Australia. Cannibal Corpse's controversy didn’t come with a major trade-off: their awesomeness.
It is apparent that the band rules. OMG, the band rules. Their heaviness is supremely accordingly just plain ***ing the best. Best death metal around. This band rules, and this album is their best, next to Gore Obsessed. You know what sucks though? People. A lot of people don’t understand the amazing composure this band creates. Since Chris Barnes departure, the band has ultimately excelled at their work. At first, there were some doubts amongst my mind, but after listening to the first and best hit by the band as a whole, I was knocked out of my ***ing chair. "Hammer Smashed Face" IS the face of Cannibal Corpse. This song defines who they are and what they are truly capable of. Some call it noise, I call it art, and there is a huge difference.
Other songs like "I Cum Blood" or "The Cryptic Stench" keep the heaviest elements of the band alive and well. Really, the whole album does this, but the best examples come from the heaviest riffage you ever heard in "Necropedophile" or the outing "Beyond the Cemetery", though obscure, a death metal classic.
So to conclude, get this album. Download it, buy it, do whatever you need to do. To AAAAAAALLLLLL the death metal fans out there, no collection is complete without this. Screw your Christian granny, get this album now.