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Cannibal Corpse - Kill - 90%

The Clansman 95, August 11th, 2017

Exquisitely technical and heavy as hell. Kill, the tenth studio album by American death metallers Cannibal Corpse, is a concentrate of energy and raw aggression.

This 42-minutes album includes all the ingredients that a proper death metal album should own: excellent songwriting (every track is well-written and extremely enjoyable to listen), song variety, skilled musicians (a duo of surgically-precise guitarists, a virtuous bassist, an excellent drummer), a fantastic vocalist (George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, who provides a stellar performance), clear production, even the artwork is totally badass. This is one of those albums you could listen again and again without getting tired of it.

Each member of the band has plenty of time to shine, but the duo of downtuned guitars are the element that stands out most, thanks to the relentless assault provided by Pat O'Brien and Rob Barret, whose sublime and technical riffing is a constant through the entire duration of the album. But let's talk about the songs: we have fast, aggressive and energetic tracks (such as "The Time to Kill Is Now" or "Make Them Suffer"), slower but heavier songs (such as "Death Walking Terror"), there's even an instrumental (the album's final track). The lyrics are focused on violence and death, but without the excesses typical of some of the band's previous works (there are no tracks about rape or necrophilia).

Cannibal Corpse's "Kill" is definitely one of the band's finest works, and a must-have if you're a fan of death metal. Don't miss It!