Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cannibal Corpse - Gallery of Suicide

5/10

I just don't care for this album that much. Oh, Gallery of Suicide still has a few incredible songs on it, as all CC albums do. But for every great song such as "I Will Kill You," "Headless," or "Unite the Dead," (this one has really sweet lyrics. It's about mommy zombies and daddy zombies getting together and making baby zombies! Isn't that adorable?) there's a song that's barely memorable at all. Chief among these is the five-and-a-half-minute instrumental "From Skin to Liquid," which doesn't really serve any purpose except to take up space, and there are a bunch of of other tracks such as "Disposal of the Body" (which, admittedly, ends with a short but cool solo), the dull-as-hell "Sentenced to Burn" (which reminds me more than a little of the old WWF Raw theme song).
I don't know what happened. This was one of the last Cannibal Corpse albums that I got around to hearing, so maybe it's just me? Then again, maybe it had something to do with the loss of guitarist Rob Barret, who played on the previous two albums as Bob Rusay's replacement, or maybe it's because Fisher's vocal patterns still aren't too varied (the same could be said for Barnes, though, but I kind of preferred his Cookie monster growling style), and by now he doesn't have the novelty of being new on his side. Gallery of Suicide is also almost 45 minutes long, while none of the previous albums even made it to the 40 minute mark. Whatever the reason, this is the first album by Cannibal Corpse that I can't really recommend.

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