Cannibal Corpse - Gore Obsessed

12 songs
44:45 minutes
***** ****
Metal Blade

Cannibal Corpse have been around now for more than a decade already, and when compared to other established death metal bands (Morbid Angel, Bolt Thrower), it is obvious that Cannibal Corpse sound the freshest among the older bands.

Gore Obsessed is already their 8th album, and sincerely, since ex-Nevermore Pat O'Brien joined these New York sound butchers, their music has become not only faster, but also more technical... dare I say more progressive? Corpsegrinder's grunts sound as if not from this world, there is no such concept as a speed limit, which you notice already with the neckbreaking opener Savage Butchery. And the guitar work is as excellent as ever.

The artwork is "disgusting" as ever, which has been a trademark of Cannibal Corpse since their very first album. Although I don't mind a little bit of gore from time to time, I get the impression that most people will never appreciate the musical geniality of Cannibal Corpse because they don't even give them a chance, as they think it's just another dumb gore band. Well, it's their problem, not mine, because I seem to enjoy Cannibal Corpse more and more as time goes on.

It's futile to point out different songs here because the band is playing on a steady high quality level, but I suggest you try to lay your hands on the limited edition which comes with a 6-minute rendition of Metallica's No Remorse. For once you can hear a somewhat more tame Cannibal Corpse (although I prefer their own stuff).

They also have a homepage, of course.

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