Cannibal Corpse are arguably speaking one of the most controversial, established, hard-earned, influential and recognized death metal bands in extreme music selling over 3,000,000 copies worldwide and have toured with some of the most iconic bands in metal today. Three years later we have the latest album titled Red Before Black and is the follow-up to 2014’s A Skeletal Domain which was a fantastically well driven album and is the band’s darkest material to date. They’ve taken the production from Bloodthrist, Kill and Torture to create the most sharpest and well produced Cannibal Corpse albums to date and bar none this is the band’s finest material they’ve done in years. From the matured songwriting, extreme diversity of destructible variations and a uniquely creativeness so ferocious of layered guitars, drums, bass and the visceral vocals of George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher Red Before Black shied away the gruesome and highly controversial album artwork in the past, musically and lyrically Cannibal Corpse takes the horrifying inspirational lyrics and brutality death metal and refined over two decades which later then brings a mash-up of plagued abilities and aforementioned violently aggressive blast beats, fast paced guitar structures and drum fills so impacted that Red Before Black is a hungrier and aggressive album.
It even has little trace of technicality, thrash and old school death metal sensations which often times the mixing variety of melody and raw delivering proficiency shows Cannibal Corpse gets progressively better album after another with no copy and paste alternatives which therefore showcases Cannibal Corpse’s traditional sound to become fresh and monstrous. Red Before Black is a album reaching excellence, intelligence, scorching death metal headbanging actions and offering the beautiful transitions the band has pulled off in a long time will satisfy any metal fan. This is recommended for any Cannibal Corpse fan.
Overall Score: 9.5/10
Review by Jake Butler