Kill (album)

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Studio album by Cannibal Corpse
ReleasedMarch 21, 2006 (2006-03-21) [1]
RecordedOctober–December 2005
Genre Death metal
Label Metal Blade
Producer Erik Rutan
Cannibal Corpse chronology
The Wretched Spawn
Evisceration Plague

Kill is the tenth studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse, released on March 21, 2006. This release marks the return of guitarist Rob Barrett, who had previously played on The Bleeding and Vile . The European version of the album comes with a live DVD filmed in Strasbourg in 2004 called Hammer Smashed Laiterie. The album was produced at Mana Recording Studios by Hate Eternal guitarist Erik Rutan.


Music videos were produced for the tracks "Make Them Suffer" and "Death Walking Terror".

In the week following its release, Kill became the second Cannibal Corpse album to make an appearance on the Billboard 200 chart, debuting at number 170. [2]


The album cover is one of only three Cannibal Corpse album covers to not feature explicit graphic violence. Alex Webster, in an interview, stated that they decided to have an album cover such as this because all the band members couldn't agree on a cover for the album. Also he stated that they wanted their fans to focus on their music and not to be distracted by a violent cover. He stated "this time they wanted to do something different." [3]

"The original art that Vince [Locke] gave us was really cool, but we didn't think it would make the best cover. We decided to use it as interior art, and just have a simple band logo/album title type cover. The main focus of our band should be music anyway, so I don't think it's a big deal that the cover's not a blood soaked scene of carnage the way our others have been. This doesn't mean we won't have more bloody covers in the future though." [4]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating [5]
AllMusic [6]
Blabbermouth 8.5/10 [7]
Metal Storm 8.0/10 [8]

The album has been received quite positively by critics: AllMusic gave it a 3.5 out of 5 rating, stating that "Kill doesn't break any new ground for the veteran sickos, but if it ain't broke don't fix it -- just turn it up louder", while also commenting that the songs are "13 aural assaults that will be welcomed by fans with open mouths"; [6] gave it a 4.5 out of 5 rating, with the only pros being "brutal, devastating death metal" and no cons. [5]

In 2018, Kill was inducted into Decibel Magazine's Hall of Fame via a special Cannibal Corpse issue. [9]

Track listing

1."The Time to Kill Is Now"WebsterWebster2:03
2."Make Them Suffer"MazurkiewiczO'Brien2:50
3."Murder Worship"WebsterWebster3:56
4."Necrosadistic Warning"WebsterWebster3:28
5."Five Nails Through the Neck"WebsterWebster3:45
6."Purification by Fire"MazurkiewiczO'Brien2:57
7."Death Walking Terror"WebsterWebster3:31
8."Barbaric Bludgeonings"BarrettBarrett3:42
9."The Discipline of Revenge"WebsterWebster3:39
10."Brain Removal Device"MazurkiewiczO'Brien3:14
12."Submerged in Boiling Flesh"MazurkiewiczMazurkiewicz2:52
13."Infinite Misery" (instrumental) O'Brien4:01
Total length:42:10


Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes. [10]

Cannibal Corpse

Additional musicians


Artwork and design



French Albums (SNEP) [11] 187
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) [12] 59
US Billboard 200 [2] 170
US Independent Albums (Billboard) [13] 16
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard) [14] 6


  1. Staff writer(s); no by-line. "Cannibal Corpse Kill – Metal Blade Records". Metal Blade Records . Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  2. 1 2 "Cannibal Corpse Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  3. Cannibal Corpse Interview 3 of 4 on YouTube
  4. Cannibal Corpse interview // Interviews // Features // Lambgoat
  5. 1 2 Bowar, Chad. "Cannibal Corpse – Kill Review". . Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  6. 1 2 Monger, James Christopher. Kill – Cannibal Corpse at AllMusic. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  7. Alisoglu, Scott. "CD Reviews – Kill Cannibal Corpse –". Blabbermouth . Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  8. Herzebeth (November 6, 2006). "Cannibal Corpse – Kill review – Metal Storm". Metal Storm . Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  9. Mudrian, Albert. "The Cannibal Corpse Special Issue (& Cannibal Flexi Disc) Now Available!". Decibel . Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  10. Kill (liner notes). Cannibal Corpse. Metal Blade Records. 2006.
  11. " – Cannibal Corpse – Kill". Hung Medien.
  12. "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Phononet GmbH.
  13. "Cannibal Corpse Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  14. "Cannibal Corpse Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard.