on April 12, 2012
The Corpse have one of if not the longest/largest legacy in all of death metal. And some 20 plus years in they are still creating music that hangs in the upper echeleon on the genre. Torture, as far as I can figure out, may be one of their best. It helps that the songwriting was spread out adding a little more variety and depth. In fact Rob Barrett is just used more here period; I love when a band uses all the tools in the tool kit. His three songs are arguably the best and he has way more solos on this one than any disc since maybe The Bleeding. This being a good thing as Barrett is one of the more under-appreciated guitarists in metal and definitely has a distinct style in his writing and soloing. The production also seems to jump out of the speakers a bit more than Eviceration Plague and there seems to be an added empahsis on guitars and guitar tones. A fierce blasting effort that belies their age and also just proves that true pros, when focused, can create and destroy like no other. Songs to sharpen the knives to: Encased in Concrete, Sarcophagic Frenzy, and Torn Through.