Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Cannibal Corpse - Live Cannibalism (2000)

Cannibal Corpse is one of  the most controversial bands outside the death metal scene and one of the most derided bands inside the death metal scene. Their star has waned lately and they find themselves playing support for deathcore bands. Which is a great shame. I have always rated Cannibal Corpse. Well, not their debut album Eaten Back To Life which by all standards is an abysmal bad album. But they really delivered high quality from the Tomb Of The Mutilated album and onwards. My favorite album is Gallery Of Suicide though.

Live Cannibalism was released in year 2000 and is a great live album by all standards. It starts with the weird riffs of Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead and continues through their albums up to the Bloodthirst album. The sound is excellent and showcases a band who really can play death metal. Yes, their music is standard death metal. But it is also at times very varied and almost melodic. The best song is the abovementioned Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead, Gallery Of Suicide and Hammer Smashed Face on a live album I rate as one of the alltime metal live album greats. A live album proving that Cannibal Corpse really deserve all the respect they can get.

4 points

No comments:

Post a Comment