It is clear that the band has a clear and brutal vision, that they are gifted composers, and that they are talented musicians.
It is without hyperbole that I say this was one of the most fun shows I’ve ever attended.
My one complaint is that I wish it were about five minutes longer, but there is something to be said for an album leaving the listener wanting more.
The members use the various styles of metal as different mediums in their quest to create their artistic statement and are not limited by one single metal trope.
This is the foulest of foul, and one of the rare releases of this style that doesn’t bore me to tears.
Enjoy every jolt, reprieve, attack, and sharp turn.
The album is elegant, flowing seamlessly from traditional heavy metal riffs to djent worthy chugs to tremolo riffing to soaring melodies to…well, you get the idea.
Don’t mistake their longevity for complacency: This Cannibal Corpse is still hungry. VERY hungry.
Though the album is explosive, there is plenty of room for nuance
…beautifully crafted riffs, brutal vocals, and tight, clean recording quality.