Sound — 9
This album seriously blew me away. This band has much talent and I think they really showed it in this album. The riffs were mind blowing and each time I heard them solo or squeal, I smiled to myself. Cannibal Corpse has many albums and in my opinion this one was the best. After listening to all their older stuff, nothing compared to Kill. Paul Mazurkiewicz does an awesome job on the drums as well, he synchronizes everything perfectly with the guitars. The guitars are crazy and I liked the parts where sweep-picking was involved, the drums also have a good sound to them.
Lyrics — 8
To be truthful, I don't really listen to the lyrics, George Fisher has amazing death metal vocals though. That adds intensity to the music and makes it all that much better. Cannibal Corpse was always based around morbid and brutal lyrics, and their lyrics in this album went well with the music they produced. At times I listen to death metal not just for the lyrics, but for their skills at guitar and drums, I don't care how good or crappy their lyrics or singer is.
Overall Impression — 9
When I look at death metal all by itself, there is some bands here and there that stick out, but Cannibal Corpse is one of those bands that never go unnoticed, whether people love them or not. They are the official pioneers of death metal. The most impressive songs on this album to me have got to be "Make Them Suffer", "Death Walking Terror", and "The Time To Kill Is Now" The thing I liked about Make Them Suffer was the chorus part and how it just kicked in to it, it's real head-banging material. I loved the solo even though it was short. "Death Walking Terror" starts with a slow, heavy riff but does not lack in brutality, which is one thing I love. "The Time To Kill Is Now" has got to be my personal favorite. George just starts one of his famous yells and it ties all the music and everything together. The thing that made this my favorite song was all the squealing involved (it all starts around 1:19 into the song). By the way, if this album got lost, I'd probably buy 2 more, no matter what kind of looks I get. That's how good I think it is.