It's a shame that non death metal fans dismiss extreme bands like Cannibal Corpse to be "noise and yelling." Dissecting the songs shows surprisingly catchy riffs, excellent guitar work and a powerful intensity.
Cannibal Corpse has perfected their style of songwriting, and it is a very recognizable sound. Still, the band changes things up from time to time. Periodically slowing down the tempo and other subtle elements give Evisceration Plague diversity.
Hate Eternal's Erik Rutan produces for the second CD in a row, and his experience as a death metal musician and his expertise behind the console is the perfect combination for Cannibal Corpse.
The band hasn't abandoned its gory song titles, either. "Beheaded And Burning," "Shatter Their Bones" and "Skewered From Ear To Eye" and the usual shocking cover art show Cannibal Corpse haven't lost their edge.
In a genre filled with legions of bands inspired by Cannibal Corpse, Evisceration Plague proves the originals still lead the way when it comes to quality death metal.
(released February 3, 2009 on Metal Blade Records)