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Cannibal Corpse
Evisceration Plague

Company: Metal Blade
Release: 2009
Genre: Death
Reviewer: Ben McCraw

  • Pure American death metal



  • Throughout the years Tampa Florida band Cannibal Corpse has remained consistent in their lust for pure aural devastation, and their latest release "Evisceration Plague" is no exception. Produced at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg FL by Hate Eternal frontman/lead guitarist Erik Rutan, the album shows that the band has pushed their already considerable musical talents even further. Lead guitarist Pat O'Brien (ex-Nevermore) contributes virtuosic solos to all but two of the albums songs: "Evidence in the Furnace" and "Unnatural"(which features a solo by Rutan himself). Bassist Alex Webster's technical brilliance cannot be overstated as the low end notes fly under guitarist Rob Barrett's crushing rhythms. Paul Mazurkiewicz's drums were taken to new levels of precision as were the Earth-shaking vocals of George Fisher. But despite the high levels of musicianship, this is far from being just a musicians' band, they remain one of the finest and most defining examples of pure American death metal today--ever intense and always true to their fans including the one writing this review.


    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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    ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: CANNIBAL CORPSE
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    Evisceration PlagueCannibal Corpse
    2009
    Ben McCraw5/24/2010
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    2006
    Eric Compton4/21/2006


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