You think you know Cannibal Corpse. I know, “you’ve heard one song, you’ve heard ’em all.” This kind of flippant attitude in regards to the band often credited for the popularization of death metal not only does the band a disservice, but it also has shut many would-be fans out of one hell of a listening experience. Surely the band have earned their reputation as a gonzo-violent caricature of the genre, but that doesn’t mean that the group are without quality throughout. I’ve had the privilege of hearing the group’s forthcoming new album A Skeletal Domain in its entirety, and I’m confident in saying that it’s the group’s best album in years. For being a bunch of older dudes, they’ve never swayed from their path of continued greatness; where other bands wither while they age, Cannibal Corpse are as strong as ever.
This much is evidenced by their new track ‘The Murderer’s Pact‘, my personal favorite cut from the album. There’s no shortage of riffs, and as the record’s longest song, there’s plenty of room to feel out some technically-minded groove. Loudwire has the exclusive stream of the track, so click through and give it a listen and report back with your findings.
While you’re at it, go ahead and revisit the first song revealed from A Skeletal Domain, ‘Sadistic Embodiment‘, below.
A Skeletal Domain is due out September 16th via Metal Blade Records. Grab yourself a pre-order copy at this location.