Cannibal Corpse: A Skeletal Domain

Once again, one of the most consistent bands in the entire genre of metal pumps out yet another ferocious record. If you are still or have ever been a fan of Cannibal Corpse, then I have no doubt that you will dig this album. From “High Velocity Impact Spatter” through “Sadistic Embodiment” and the title track, all the way through “Hollowed Bodies,” this album doesn’t disappoint and doesn’t let up either.

While you have to agree that the overall sound of Cannibal Corpse has definitely changed over the years, I would still say that it hasn’t affected the overall song output for the band. Songs like the aforementioned, plus “Headlong into Carnage” and “Icepick Lobotomy” are among some of the strongest in the band’s career. I also believe that production is the biggest factor in the shift of this band’s sound. Much like many other bands who have been going strong for 25+ years, the technology almost forces you to change as well and refine your sound to keep the songs sounding fresh even if you haven’t really changed the structure or style of what is being written.

Overall, there really isn’t much else to say other than it’s an incredibly strong record for this band and I guarantee any fan of this band causal or obsessive will grasp on to this record. I don’t particularly like to write short articles, but this band and this album are so consistent, there’s not much else to say, which is a good thing. There are no surprises. No tricks. Just straight-forward, undiluted, brutal, death metal.

Luke Helker


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