Cannibal Corpse - "Kill" (CD)
"Kill" track listing:
1. The Time To Kill Is Now
2. Make Them Suffer
3. Murder Whorship
4. Necrosadistic Warning
5. Five Nails Through The Neck
6. Purification By Fire
7. Death Walking Terror
8. Barbaric Bludgeonings
9. The Discipline Of Revenge
10. Brain Removal Device
12. Submerged In Boiling Flesh
13. Infinite Misery
Reviewed by chainsawtotheface on September 30, 2006
Grab your hatchets, knives, and saws, because Cannibal Corpse's latest release, "Kill," is the soundtrack to a night of gore with your favorite serial killer. One may call the album music for a madman, but in the same sense, that is why I love it.
When a person goes into a movie theater to watch a horror film, they expect to be scared and disturbed by what the screen shows. When a person picks up a Cannibal Corpse album, they expect to feel the brutality and overall heaviness that the band is known for. "Kill" is the soundtrack that a horror film audience can expect to listen to. This album defines chaos.
Upon first playing the album, the opening track "The Time to Kill is Now" gives me an image of some guy running through a town just killing EVERYTHING. The track is just extremely chaotic. It is a great opener, with a very fast tempo, and chant vocals from the singer, George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher. The track leaves any listener with a chattered spine, proving to be one of the most effective opening tracks of 2006. The album continues with random blast-beats, breakdowns/tempo changes, and really badass groove. Guitar Solos, as always, are Slayer-inspired, which accompanies the music fairly well.
The first 8 tracks on the album are all very solid. My favorite track would have to be "Five Nails Through The Neck" due to ferocious tempo change at 1:41. The moment in that song is one of the most brutal sounding moments in metal history. The song goes from a fast guitar rant, to a pause, then an extreme breakdown, with a mutilating scream, and one of the grooviest riffs on the entire album. That moment alone did it for me, and made "Kill" that much better. "Kill" is one of my favorite sounding of all the Cannibal Corpse albums, with a very fat sounding bass drum, and a harsh, meaty, juicy sounding guitar track. I could not ask for more in the production department.
Track 7, "Death Walking Terror," is one of the more slow tempo songs, but provides a change in the album, and it is a heavy track, none the less. But shortly after this song, the album begins to become a bit monotonous, and the riffs less memorable. Tracks 9 and on are much less effective than the first 8. The songs seem to be written without as much effort, and with less diversity. Yet, do not let this get you down. Most bands put out an 8 track album anyway, which makes this effort very worth the time to pick up. To Cannibal Corpse fans, this couldn't be a better album to pick up this year, and you'll probably mutilate some shit. To the rest of the death metal followers out there, "Kill" is an instant classic, and really eats most other acts alive today.
Cannibal Corpse has been around since 1988, and is the most successful death metal band to date. "Kill" solidifies this statement, and proves that no other band could have done it.
Highs: Face-melting first 8 tracks
Lows: Mediocre last 5 tracks
Bottom line: If you enjoy death metal that does not stop the stabbing, pick up "Kill."
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