Another album from one of Death Metal's most enduring bands, Cannibal Corpse.
After 17 years the Cannibal beast is as ferocious as it ever was with the release of the appropiately named "Kill".
From the start,"The time to kill is now" set's the scene for 13 tracks of absolute top notch Death Metal.
Long time member Jack Owen has left to join Deicide and you might have thought that a big influence had left the Corpse a depleted entity but the overall production is one of best sounding record's Cannibal have ever put out!.
"Murder Worship" is a particular favourite, the guitars rip throughout, hurtling the listener on an audio rampage, there is soo much depth here, but the vibe of the track doesn't get lost.
That could be said about "Kill" in general, each track get's a definate identity, whereas lack of a personality is something that can afflict many a band and albums.
"Necrosadistic Warning" is another track that twists and turns, the speed is there but we get a chance to breath, rather than a 3 minute blast without a chance to see some light in most Death Metal.
With" five nails through the neck", we even hear what appears to be "Butchered at Birth" album style vocals coming through, was this a vague tribute to the original Chris Barnes on vocals ??.
George Fisher's vocal style has now become the sound of Cannibal, he is well suited to the blood soaked universe that the Corpse create.
You couldn't imagine the band without anyone else nowadays.
The Corpse are playing extremly tight on this recording, they have found what works over the years but it appears that they have put alot of time in getting the technical stuff spot on, have Cannibal sounded better than this??.
Forget all the negative stuff said about Cannibal Corpse, don't get taken in by all the wannabee bands that are surfacing everyday, the Corpse will get overlooked by the music channels and the more general metal press, but they are as relevant now as they were all those years ago.