I’m not a huge fan of Cannibal Corpse, as I prefer melodic death metal over traditional in many cases, but this album is magnificent. It features fast, yet organized, guitar work, and while the drumming isn’t the fastest in the genre, it’s very good. Chris Barnes doesn’t pack the humor into his lyrics with this one, as it seems more serious (?) than other releases. It features Cannibal Corpse’s best material to date. Track #3 is brilliant as far as guitar work, and the lyrics do find favor with your sadistic reviewer. I love how passionately Barnes describes the art of strangulation. Only a true sadist could appreciate it. His other topics are quite humorous as well. The vocal delivery is some of Barnes’ best with Cannibal Corpse. But this is an album that is highlighted by its guitar work. The band did a good job with this one, and the people that give it bad reviews simply don’t understand what death metal is all about. Yes, it sounds choppy. It’s supposed to! You need to listen a little more closely to hear all of the musical intricacies, and if you do, you’ll know that they put a lot of effort into this album. Every sadistic mind should possess a copy of this brilliant album.