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Review: Cannibal Corpse - Red Before Black
Cannibal Corpse
Red Before Black

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2017
Duration: 46:23
Tracks: 12
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: March 1, 2018
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Red Before Black

Rated 4.33/5 (86.67%) (18 Votes)

What can I say about Cannibal Corpse other than they're a rather consistent band? It's been 30 years since they took the world of death metal by storm with their love-'em-or-hate-'em gory lyrics and matching cover art. You'd think that with them getting older, they would slow down or at least be less angry but I guess that, just like me, they get angrier as they get older.

Red Before Black is yet another slab of gory, heavy, pounding death metal that pillages and takes no prisoner. They don't have a reputation for being sloppy, and that reputation is intact here. The playing is as tight as it gets with razor-sharp guitars and invigorating, catchy solos that you can't even play on your air guitar and, of course, Corpsegrinder still delivers his great growls. The album has a few interestingly little twists sprinkled here and there, making things interesting, more so than a few of their older albums that sometimes lacked a bit of variety. A great addition to the band's discography.

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