Cannibal Corpse – Torture

Twelve studio albums, over two million records sold worldwide and countless tours, one of the most successful and controversial death metal bands around returns with a new record three years after their latest effort “Evisceration Plague”.
With a Cannibal Corpse record, you know what you’re getting. These guys don’t fuck around when it comes to churning out some vicious and bone-crushing death metal and that said, “Torture” is another massive achievement for the New Yorkers, it’s an utterly vicious, maniacal and brutal slab of extreme music.
Right from the blitzkrieg opener “Demented Aggression”, Cannibal Corpse lunges straight for the jugular, with guitarists Rob Barrett and Patrick O'Brien fleshing out some sick and decimating riffs with unstoppable aggression and flawless execution. The drumming of Paul Mazurkiewicz is also absolutely relentless and lethal, plus it sounds bloody organic, showing how monstrous the man really is without resorting to some studio wizardry like some fellows employ in their playing. Vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher is in prime form as well, providing those deep, guttural growls that sound like an enraged demoniacal beast.
You should also take cover when following track “Sarcophagic Frenzy” come steamrolling through with a ruthless impetus, while “Scourge of Iron” slows down the action a bit to rip some crushing and infectious grooves.
There’s not much else to say about “Torture”, it’s an absolute monster of a death metal release that sees Cannibal Corpse just getting better and better, which is something really outstanding considering these guys have been playing extreme music for more than twenty years now. (8.4/10)

Byrant Thomas

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