Consistency Versus Repetition
Cannibal Corpse has come out with another Cannibal Corpse album. It sounds just like Cannibal Corpse and the last several CDs they putout, and for fans of Cannibal Corpse this is a great thing. Repetitive? Exactly.
Cannibal Corpse has been around since 1988, an East Coast band with roots in Buffalo, New York and soon transplanted to the Tampa Florida Area. The guys have been going on for a long time and in that respect, this review isn’t to say that Cannibal Corpse isn’t a band who does their thing right; they have a sound that is definitely specific to them. The fan base is strong and their brand is précis to their liking. The twenty-something year old death metal band has been going strong regardless of the ever so censored mainstream music markets.
George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (who contrary to popular belief is not the band’s original singer) has been one of the more outspoken officials for the genre, saying that death metal is not a contributor to violence, just an expression of art. That being said it is sad to report that Cannibal Corpse has put out another album that sounds like so many others they have released, The best news is that C.C. shows no sign of slowing down, the consistency in the longest running members Alex Webster (bassist) and Paul Mazurkiewicz (drums), longest running guitarist Patrick O’Brian and fellow rhythm guitarist Rob Barrett, stay bloody fast and with George’s deathly vocals maintain the bands brutal presence strong.
Alex Webster brings a point up in regards to the anticipate debate of redundancy in their latest album release, stating, “People make consistency for repetition… Any one who really listens to this album with an open mind will hear it’s not the same ol’ same ol.” A Skeletal Domain can be mistaken as any of their past five releases, which to the more adventurous is a let down, but for the fans of Cannibal Corpse – it’s exactly what you’d expect.