Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague
With the war cry of an ancient bloodthirsty demon returned once again from the grave Cannibal Corpse herald their return with Evisceration Plague. Cannibal Corpse has shared their demented collective visions with audiences since Eaten Back To Life, this is their sixteenth official release among a consistent succession of full lengths and EPs, and neither age nor experience has contributed to any sort of compromise, lack of imagination or lack of enthusiasm. Evisceration Plague is a personification of the to-hell-with-what-they-think approach to death metal that proved that the thrash metal it was born of had the potential to be infinitely more than a forgettable adolescent trend. Granted there are bands in today’s death metal scene playing much faster and more down tuned next to the first wave of DM bands. Yet Cannibal are still revered as ‘the godfathers of death metal’ (as Metal Blade describes them). Why is this? Perhaps it has something to do with their being unafraid to challenge the threat of censorship from Joseph Lieberman and C. Delores Tucker in the 90s which is reflected by the subject matter of virtually every track on this album. But more than that, it could be just that Cannibal Corpse have remained on equal terms with their fans and adhered to their convictions while watching musical trends come and go, as clichéd as this might sound. At any rate the band will be pushing the boundaries of free expression while bringing death metal closer to Middle America when this soon to be classic is released to stores early in February. Deal with it.