Cannibal Corpse - Gore Obsessed
MetalBlade Records
Death Metal
12 songs (44:43)
Release year: 2002
Cannibal Corpse, MetalBlade Records
Reviewed by Jack
Untitled Document

Cannibal Corpse is back… Try to guess what's the difference between this one and their previous ones ?

The music ? No since they've been playing the same stuff from the beginning…

The line-up ? Not really since it hasn't changed over the last 3 recordings…

The cover ? Not again since they've been cooperating with Vincent Locke since their very first album… and again the guy has made two different covers : a censored version and a uncensored version (this time I wasn't able to put a hand on both of them). This cover is the uncensored version made for the whole world, except for Germany, since the band is having problems with german authorities that deny them the first three albums.

So what's the difference this time ? Well, there's no real difference. Cannibal Corpse remains Cannibal Corpse, no matter the time, no matter the fashion, no matter everything. They're still playing good old death metal filled with gore and guttural vocals. And that's why you and I like them so much. I have to say however that I don't listen a lot to death metal anymore, but the band is one of the exception. Why ? Because they've got their trademark and you can rest assured that you will find what you are looking for.

Of course some people out there might say that every song on this new album could be included in their previous work, that you would not hear any difference. Of course they might be right, but the band has this true ability to bring something fresh with every new record. I am not a musician, so I would probably not be able to talk about technicality or whatever, but I am able to say when it is good stuff. And this is good stuff. Fast tracks, slow tracks. Whatever… they rule !!!

I know some people who might complain about the departure of Chris Barnes (not again please), but I will certainly not argue about the differences between Chris Barnes et Georges Fischer, since Cannibal Corpse has released eight studio albums. Four with each singer. Since his departure from Cannibal Corpse, Chris Barnes has also released four records with Six Feet Under. Georges "Corpsegrinder" Fischer is the man, that's obvious, otherwise he would not be in the band. And anyway, if you complain, buy Six Feet Under.

And before I forget, I have to tell you about the cover on the limited edition. They did a Metallica cover. I know what you might be saying, not another band that covers Metallica ! But they did a cover of No Remorse from Kill'Em All, and believe me that's maybe the best Metallica cover I have heard so far. They couldn't do a cover from The Black Album, or Load and Reload (that might have been funny though), and I think they did the right one. Anyway, fans of the old Metallica like me will indisputably love it.


Killing Songs :
I don’t really have a specific one… but No Remorse of course
Jack quoted 80 / 100
Other albums by Cannibal Corpse that we have reviewed:
Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain reviewed by Goat and quoted 70 / 100
Cannibal Corpse - Torture reviewed by Tony and quoted 100 / 100
Cannibal Corpse - Bloodthirst reviewed by Tony and quoted 83 / 100
Cannibal Corpse - Butchered at Birth reviewed by Tony and quoted 96 / 100
Cannibal Corpse - Tomb of the Mutilated reviewed by Tony and quoted CLASSIC
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