MetalBite Review by Adam M on 12/17/2014
has now been on a pretty good album streak with their last two full-length Torture
and A Skeletal Domain
. They see the band employing aggression in an intelligent manner to craft visceral, yet compelling death metal songs.
The songs definitely have a gore aspect that likens them to bands like Exhumed
, who have more in common with Carcass
than this band otherwise. The violence is played out well in the bands riffs that pay homage to those greats, but with a vibe that is all their own. The guitars are razor-sharp and the drumming provides a perfect backbone to the madness. Cannibal Corpse
is fairly well-versed musically, but itís how much the band enjoys playing their songs that makes them so enjoyable. There is a large dose of passion in the songs that eclipses what most death metal bands incorporate. The song-writing is solid and tight, but there isnít anything overly innovative on this disc. Itís straightforward overall, but has enough nuances to be far more interesting than something like Six Feet Under
. There is a far more driven nature to the music of this band that wants to craft a punishing platter of metal for the audience. See Icepick Lobotomy
for the type of motivation this band has to craft a weighty piece of music. There is not much innovation here, but itís hard to fault music that is this consistently well-crafted.
Quality oozing from one track to the next is something that seems to be difficult to achieve for some other death metal bands. A Skeletal Domain
is eminently enjoyable on repeated listens. Most people know what theyíre in for with this band, so enjoyment of the album is related to previous exposure along with interest in the band musically.
Rating: 8 out of 10