Guttural brutal death metal with a side of slam band DEVOURMENT has just put on their Bandcamp a stream of their cover of Cannibal Corpse’s “The Pick-Axe Murders”. The song originally was released on CC’s classic album “The Bleeding”, the last one to feature Chris Barnes. So brutal covers brutal and they make it their own. Listen to the track NOW.
Cannibal Corpse will be releasing a box set to commemorate their 25th anniversary: Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal. The box contains: all 12 full length studio albums in a 12 CD foldout case with new artwork, “Torturing and Eviscerating LIVE” on CD and LP Picture Disc recorded in Tampa, FL 2010 / Milwaukee, WI 2012, PLUS: NEW EXCLUSIVE images by VINCE LOCKE, 12″ X 12″ graphic prints of all 13 original album covers, and a 2013 Cannibal Corpse Calendar. The box will be in stores on March 19th and is available for pre-order, along with the previously announced series of Cannibal Corpse picture discs, at metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.
Oh holy shit fuck yes! Watain and Behemoth was good last year and this year it’s pure carnage! Decibel will be bringing some heavy hitters on this years tour. Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Immolation, Cretin, Beyond Creation and Magrudergrind are going to be tearing up a venue near you!!!
Best albums of 2012!!!!! This year was a great year for metal. Tons of bands from many different genres put out incredible music this year. I was surprised by the swarm of submissions I got this year and many of the lesser known bands scored really high. There is a mix of well known bands and “who the hell is that?”, be sure to check these albums out if you haven’t yet.
Well here you go, the top 10 albums of 2012!
The most bad ass, coolest, awesome, interesting thing you’ll see all day is this. Necrophagist – Foul Body Autopsy, Decapitated – Spheres of Madness and Cannibal Corpse’s – Hammer Smashed Face
A buddy needed my perspective on death metal, sub-genres and the difference between American metal and European metal. Here was my response:
My perspective on death metal is that it’s the most true form of expression in music to date. Not only in the topics and lyrical content but also in the music composition itself. It’s some of the most demanding and complex music to ever exist! From sludge & doom to technical & progressive, metal (especially death metal) covers a broad range of tempos, styles, topics and stories.
This is a video of Cannibal Corpse performing at Knotfest over the weekend and the crowd looks so unenthusiastic to be there at the moment. No one headbanging, no one screaming, no one moshing…..it’s dead. I realize this is the outside of the crowd but still….this is fucking Cannibal Corpse. Get your shit together and HEADBANG!!!
Paul Wardingham, guitarist extraordinaire, asked one tough question. What is your favorite music video OF ALL TIME?? Well, he asked it or his record label did. Regardless, this is one deep question. There have been many many music videos that have blown me away, even a couple from this year alone! So when Nickelback fan Mr. Boussac immediately posts their video for Savin’ Me, I almost fell out of my seat laughing. Troll or not, that is hilarious stuff! I have never seen the video and I refuse to watch it. I’ll never know what it’s like to experience the greatest music video of all time.
Paul or Enigmatic Records does ask an interesting question. What is your music video of all time?!
I’ll share a couple with you. The ones that have constantly brought me back to watch them again and again!
After what seemed like an eternity, possibly because I still play “The Harvest Floor” to this day, Cattle Decapitation have returned with their unbelievable music once again. Monolith of Inhumanity is a return to supersonic blasts, creative fretwork and spine snapping vocal work. Once again we get something familiar yet something so brand new, grind with a twist. The singles released prior to the actual album release are just a very small sample of what the whole album is overall. Monolith is intense, it’s brutal, it’s psychotic and it’s sheer brilliance. If you’re an old fan and you enjoyed “The Harvest Floor“, then you’ll absolutely just fall in love with this album as well. If you were on the fence about Cattle Decapitation, this should win you over. Except for one thing that might confuse the hell out of everyone, the inclusion of Travis Ryan’s unique new vocal style which I call “Death-singing”.
Guitar World has premiered the new track, 18 Days, from SIX FEET UNDER’s new album “Undead”. The track is slower than “Formaldehyde” and features a sweet hammer on/pull off riff that has a rather old school Cannibal-esque feel about it. While the music is a definite step up from previous work, I feel like Barnes is having a hard time keeping up now. While some vocal work is done really well and is brutal as all hell, sometimes he just sounds tired. I still dig it, after 4 listens it’s really making me want to hear the entire album more and more.
Just for fun, I want to share with you my top five albums of the year so far. These albums are great and I think they’ll be contenders for the end of the year list that is just SO much fun to put together. So far we have the following:
5: Exotic Animal Petting Zoo – Tree of Tongues. This awesome gem was an unexpected gift sent to me for review. I’ve never heard of the band until earlier this year and the album just continues to get played to this day. I rocked this shit while in the garage yesterday! It’s really good.
4: Cannibal Corpse – Torture. It just came out but this one is on a continuous loop , I listen to it twice a day at least. The songs on the album are just so fucking entertaining. It takes no time at all to fully enjoy this album for what it is.
3: Plague Widow – 2012 EP. A new band with a big sound. This is how you do death grind. Songs are short, to the point and incredibly heavy. If you haven’t checked out Plague Widow yet after all of these posts I’ve been making you are a fucking retard.
2: Crosses – EP II. Not metal, actually far from it. Chino Moreno/Shaun Lopez/Chuck Doom come together to write some beautiful music. It’s slow & tragic yet romantic. Crosses is one of the best side projects to have come out in recent years.
1: Woods of Ypres – Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light. Words cannot describe my love for this album. The bands final album, Woods V, is a really tough album for me to listen to and sing along to all the way through and not get a tear built up. I miss David Gold and this is his amazing last work of art. This album inspires me, it motivates me, it calms me and it makes me think. Not to mention the tunes are fucking good, this is a different take on doom. It’s not just toned down guitars and growling, it’s singing….really good singing. David’s lowest vocal tone ever, and the fact there are so many instruments contributing to the sound on this album makes Woods V that much more unique. Also, even with all of the heavy death metal put out so far this year, nothing makes me headbang harder then the part on “Alternate Ending” on the 1:48 mark, the doom breakdown is so fucking good. I love this album. RIP David Gold, you’ve inspired more than any man ever has.
The band that helped mold brutal death metal, Cannibal Corpse, has just put out their 12th studio album entitled “Torture“. Corpsegrinder and the gang are back to their usual thing, making heavy death metal while keeping that Cannibal groove about it. Ultra heavy and quite homicidal, Torture keeps this tradition going. If you liked The Wretched Spawn & Kill then you’ll love Torture, I feel like those two albums are the most similar to this newest installment. There are fast thrash metal parts, slow slamming groove sections and plenty of mosh starting, headbanging moments as well. Some of the riff work on the album is refreshing and fun, the bass guitar is (finally) more audible and the drums are back with that Cannibal thirst for blood.
I could just say “It’s a Cannibal Corpse album, either you already like them or you don’t. Check it out” and let that do the talking. Not much has changed since The Wretched Spawn. The sound is the same, the brutality is there, the tones/drums/vocals sound pretty much the same. Nothing has really changed. Honestly, that is a good thing because I have fully enjoyed what Camp Corpse has been doing for the last 2 decades. Torture is just another chapter of damn good songs in the book of death metal. It’s a neck breaker of an album and hearing the guys perform them live will be a great experience. Another thing that is consistent with Cannibal Corpse records: Listen to it loud and you’ll get a ring in your ears. This album is violently loud just like Kill and Evisceration Plague was so warn your girlfriend ahead of time. She’ll appreciate it.
The Summer Slaughter Tour, one of the heaviest touring metal festivals of the year, is letting you decide who opens up the entire thing! The polls have been open for a couple of days now and it doesn’t state when they will close. Each band is definitely worthy of the spot but only one will win! So who will share the stage with Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me, The Faceless, Exhumed, Goatwhore and Veil of Maya? The nominees are on the picture below.
Visit The Summer Slaughter Tour Facebook page, click on the “VOTING” on the left hand side of the page and install the app. You will then be allowed to properly vote for which band you seem fit to open. As I post this, Fallujah is currently winning but Vildhjarta is right behind them. Will Vildhjarta catch up? Will Enfold Darkness come back and take it all?
OH FUCK YES!
Don’t waste your time! Head on over to Bloody Disgusting right now and view the carnage on film!!!
TORTURE is out TODAY!!! GET THAT SHIT AND KILL!!!
I fucking love metal. Enjoy the footage from the Neurotic Deathfest!!!!!
Holy shit this new Cannibal Corpse track is amazing! I haven’t felt this dizzy and excited for a new Corpse track since KILL. That opening verse riff is unique and Pat n Rob have out done themselves again writing some killer ass riffs. They are a fierce metal combo when it comes to riffs n leads. The track is both brutally fast and maliciously slow at times. All n all it’s a great track. Oh and you can listen to the new track here via Decibel.
“Torture” will be out next week, March 13th on Metal Blade Records.
Feb. 29th, 2012 – The Beaumont Club – Gornography just left the stage and we all go about our business and wait for the next band to come out. Luckily, from one good band to the next, Troglodyte is coming up to kick our asses and drag us back to the swamp! Kansas City death metal titans Troglodyte waste no time and they get set up and go. In traditional Trog fashion, they just start ripping their fretboards up and the double bass and blasts from the kit are welcomed by the crowd. We liked what we heard, we liked what we saw. The lights stayed green, just how they prefer. The music was loud and crisp. The screams/growls & grunts were terrifying. Troglodyte was out to get you.
Troglodyte ripped through their set with intensity. They began, raped, then left us all dead in a ditch. I was outside between bands so I missed the main intro but walked in right when they started their first song “Bring Me the Head Of Bigfoot“. Right then, there was no turning back. Just to simply put it, nothing but barbaric attacks and infectious grooves happening on stage. Guitars and bass sounded good, vocals were clear and monstrous and the drums were severe trauma to the body. The only thing that was a little lack luster on stage was the singer, he seemed either tired or uninterested. He wasn’t going insane like I’ve seen before. Kinda just walking back n forth and going through the motions. Usually this motherfucker is jumping around, headbanging and going absolutely ape shit.
Feb 29th, 2012 at The Beaumont Club here in Kansas City, MO. Gornography technically wasn’t the first band to take the stage but they damn sure were the first band to get shit going. Gornography is a technical death metal band who are actually local and personally to me they are easily the top 3 metal acts in the Kansas City, MO area. This was my first time ever seeing the band perform live however, all previous enjoyment of the band has been through audio only.
Gornography kicked off their set with the song “Visions of Gore“, which is one of the first songs I heard from the band. The sound was loud, thick and heavy. From where I was standing, dead center and up front, I could hear the vocals pretty clearly, bass guitar was barely audible and guitars were a little faint. Drums were as clear as day though as Chris Wilson pounded on the kit faster than anyone in the entire Midwest. The lighting wasn’t anything particularly special because it’s an opening technical death grind band, they do not need gimmicks, weird lighting and bullshit like that. Gornography just comes out, fucks your face and leaves. The way I like it.