Sound — 10
I believe this album was the turning point from Cannibal Corpse. Up until this album their music had retained the early Chris Barnes influence. This is really where they begin to get technical and intricate with their music. The performance is, to say the least, extremely tight. Perhaps the most impressive performance on this record is the drum performance. Paul Mazurkiewicz really brings forth quite an amazing rhythm performance. As far as performance and technicality go, Cannibal Corpse step it up each time they release a record. They may have been in their golden days with Chris Barnes, but the tightest performances are on the newer albums.
Lyrics — 9
Corpsegrinder stepped up a huge level from the previous record. "Gallery of Suicide" is the second album to feature singer George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher and by this time, he had found his place within Cannibal Corpse. The previous album had some slightly choppy vocal parts, which is to be expected as it was Fisher's first album with CC. However, the rate of improvement from that album to this one, is almost overwhelmingly awesome. At this point, the lyrics are not written in a fashion that was used during the Chris Barnes days. The lyrics comply with the music a bit more instrumentally from this album up. It definitely draws the line and forms the difference between the Barnes influenced CC and the Corpsegrinder influenced CC.
Overall Impression — 9
Overall this is a very impressive and very tight record. From this album up it is nothing but the tightest death metal you have ever heard in your life. This is the first Cannibal Corpse album to really feature a George Fisher signature on it. This album permanently establishes Fisher's role in the band. Like I said, many people may prefer the days of Chris Barnes, but it cannot be denied that Cannibal Corpse with George Fisher make a tight band, one of the tightest in the world. Either a Cannibal Corpse, Death Metal, or just overall metal fan, this album is definitely a good idea for your collection.