Cannibal Corpse - Torture (2012)


With their trashing guitar riffs and deathly vocals, Cannibal Corpse is at it again with their new album, entitled “Torture.” The five piece from Buffalo, New York have continued to show off their wicked talents with this twelve track massacre. From deafening solos to muddy chugging guitars, the album hits you from all angles.

The album opens with “Demented Aggression” sending wicked fast guitar riffs blaring in your face. Lead vocalist, George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, wastes no time with his violent death metal growls as they chop away with a murderous deliver knocking you right on your ass. Devilish guitar riffs fly through the air with wild distortion and constant chord progression. “Sarcophagic Frenzy” keeps the motions going with exploding drum fills and massive amounts of punishing growls. Monstrous guitar riffs will have you up and moshing right from the beginning. Later you’ll come across a guitar solo that will send chills down your spine. The final verse carries you right into the deadly “Scourge Of Iron.” This is one song you don’t want to miss. The tempo slows down just a tad as chainsaw guitar riffs come through with aggressive chugging riffs as you’ll find yourself bashing your head immediately. Fisher cuts your throat with his sharp vicious growls. Meanwhile the drums jump in and out with complex drum fills and insane double bass pedal patterns. Another hell raising guitar solo comes through and completely destroys the musical scale as you hear nothing but reckless notes flying at all directions. Don’t be surprised if you catch yourself quickly hitting the replay button for this track. I had a hard time getting past it myself.

“Encased In Concrete” and “As Deep As The Knife Will Go” are a couple of powerful tracks that really provide a backbone for the album. They’re only about three minutes long but since they follow each other they fit perfect in length and are just enough of what you want. Pulverizing guitar riffs saw through you with monstrous distortion combined with booming drum rolls and non stop double bass action. Crashing cymbals fill up the background perfectly with their wretched screams. Another vicious track is “Followed Home Then Killed.” It opens with muddy guitar riffs that blast away with deafening chords. The tempo quickly picks up as the verse comes in with a wave of demonic growls. Guitar riffs are constantly changing pattern leaving you at the edge of your seat the entire time. You are then consumed by a deadly solo that contains a mixture of reckless violence and psychedelic sound effects.

The album stand strong all the way through to the end as you pass insane tracks like “Caged…Contorted” and “Torn Through.” The bass lines alone run straight through you gutting you from the inside out. Fisher’s growls echo throughout the tracks with harsh aggressiveness and sick lyrics. Meanwhile the drums continue to constantly change up double bass patterns and throw relentless snares and cymbals at you. As they beat you into the ground, you’re then eaten alive by more mind blowing guitar solos. With this album, the killing never stops.

“Torture” is a reckless bloodbath that keeps you kicking and stomping throughout its entirety. Each and every track is aggressive and over whelming. Cannibal Corpse continue to prove they are the kings of death metal with their sick lyrics, punishing guitar riffs and wicked solos. The album grows on you very quickly and you’ll find it hard to turn off. Definitely make sure you check the album out. It’s well worth it.

9/10

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