Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Review: Cannibal Corpse - Torture
So, it's basically moments like these sections of music that really have a blood-soaked spark covering them that really make this album and on Torture, there sadly isn't enough music like this to be found. Tracks The Strangulation Chair, Caged... Contorted and Crucifier Avenged may be high on frantic riffs and brutality but low on real substance and things start to get pretty dull from there. There's little distinguishable features to be found within these songs and frankly difficult to tell them apart from each other. I know right now I probably sound like one of those totally anti-death metal "Waah it's not real music" kind of people but the constant intensity and brutality does get pretty mindless after a while. It would help this album if it were maybe more dynamic. Like Deicide.
So, if you're looking for an album that provides you with non stop headbanging opportunities, this album is probably your favourite album of 2012 already, but if you want a little more substance and dynamism in your music, I would try looking at Corpse's earlier material. Tomb of the Mutilated, Gallery of Suicide, even 2006's Kill has a better offering. Or Deicide. Torture has a problem of having too many tracks and not enough music. There's little on here that makes Cannibal Corpse anything similar to one of the most feared bands of the 1990's who frequently saw their distribution being banned across the globe that they once were.
Cannibal Corpse's Torture is out now via Metal Blade.