Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Amazing old school death metal
Braddock A. Schofield | PA | 12/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A must have for any death metal fan whether you like old school death metal, new death metal, deathgrind, brutal death metal, whatever you like, this is a must have. don't let the sub-par quality fool you. this album is a masterpeice. everywhere from the vocals, guitar, bass, drums everything. guitars arent very technical like some of todays technical death (I.E. suffocation, gorguts, embrinson, atheist, immolation etc.) buy this before it goes out of print. if you like obituary type death metal or ANY kind, buy it. please, for the love of god, buy it!"
OLD SCHOOL DEATH NEVER DIES!!!
Death Metal90 | 12/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cancer are a great example of what PURE 100% Death Freakin' Metal is all about. This album is up there with Entombed's Left Hand Path, Obituary's Slowly we Rot and other early 90s Deathmetal debuts. The first track "Bloodbath" begins with a percussive drum roll and then a sickening harsh scream/growl. The best songs on this album are "Bloodbath", "CFC", "Sentenced to the Gallows and my personal favorite "To the Gory End". The production reminds allot of Obituary's debut album. The guitar tone is very scratchy and almost blackmetal sounding. Carl Stokes is an exceptionally good drummer who places fills in all the right spots. "Into the Acid" is definitely my second fave track. Non stop mid-paced thrash riffing pretty much defines the song quality on this release. I highly urge any fans of Death, Obituary or Carcass to pick up this killer debut album from Cancer. Then, get Death Shall Rise and The Sins of Mankind. Cancer are underrated big time and they never got the credit they deserved in the 90's. Now they are back together so let's hope they stay true to their roots!!!"
Great early 90's death metal from the U.K.
Puzzle box | Kuwait | 03/30/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While the UK had many pioneering grindcore bands such as Napalm Death, Carcass and Bolt Thrower, early on Cancer were one of the bands that sounded closest to the typical US Florida death metal sound, a trait helped by the fact that the production for this debut album is by Scott Burns. Yes THE legendary Scott Burns who's famed for his production skills with Giants such as Obituary (John Tardy appears on this album briefly) Malevolent Creation and many other big name death metal bands, so you might notice a similarity with their sound to those other groups. While not exactly original it's still just straight forward, mid-paced, thrashy early 90's death metal from beginning to end with a slight edge while the vocals sound like typical Death Metal grunting. The album lyrically is more in keeping with the gorier elements (one look at the artwork, done by drummer Carl Stokes will give you an idea), it lacks a little of the maturity of Death, but is not as over the top as either Carcass or Cannibal Corpse. The drums differ greatly from the norm of the typical Death-era drumming, with a more stop-start double-bass click that sounds like it may have been one of the first for it. Highlights include the really close Death styled riffing of Bloodbath and the interestingly titled Into The Acid. This is definitely a must have for any death metal fan whether you like old school death metal, new death metal, death grind, brutal death metal or whatever you like. Don't let the sub-par quality fool you though cause this was quite an impressive debut album, the guitars aren't very technical like some of today's technical death (I.E. suffocation, Gorguts, Embrinson, Atheist, Immolation etc.) but they do seem to be on point, check it out!."