Red Before Black

Cannibal Corpse - Red Before Black
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #354 / 861
User Score
Based on 23 ratings
Liked by 1 person
November 3, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Metal Blade / Label
Death Metal / Genres
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Here, Cannibal Corpse simply put out a consistent, no-frills, straight-forward death metal record…as they’ve been doing for the better part of two decades now. The difference here is this one is just a cut above the rest. On this release, they keep it a bit more old school (death metal old school, not old school Cannibal Corpse) and it works in their favor.

Highlights: “Code of the Slashers”, “Only One Will Die”, “Red Before Black”
I... I don't really know what to make of this record. Cannibal Corpse is here, there is the trademark Corpsegrinder vocal mark, even if a little weakened in the mix, and the skillful guitar and bass is there... but there song composition is so NOT Cannibal Corpse it's uncanny.

Red Before Black sounds like a Obituary or Dismember album after their prime, or like a Bolt Thrower album in its primitive death metal/ death rock core and performance, yet we are actually listening to Cannibal Corpse. ... read more
Cannibal corpses are of the few pioneer bands of death metal. Their first records were influential of that sub-genre. However, cannibal corpses are of those bands that hardly innovate their sound or change anything drastic. With their newest record "Red Before Black" the band doesn't do anything but play the same bred of death metal. The 90 minutes along isn't warranted for that matter. The starter track "only one will die" does start strong and aggressive.But, Cannibal ... read more
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Track List

  1. Only One Will Die
  2. Red Before Black
  3. Code of the Slashers
  4. Shedding My Human Skin
  5. Remaimed
  6. Firestorm Vengeance
  7. Heads Shoveled Off
  8. Corpus Delicti
  9. Scavenger Consuming Death
  10. In the Midst of Ruin
  11. Destroyed Without a Trace
  12. Hideous Ichor
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Added on: September 11, 2017