Cannibal Corpse Credit: courtesy the artist

What better way to kick off the Halloween weekend than watching a disgusting, gory video from bloody death-metal staples Cannibal Corpse? Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “Kill or Become,” which is taken from the band’s latest album, last year’s A Skeletal Domain. “Kill or Become,” of course, is about murdering hordes of zombies—the song’s brutal chorus erupts with, “Fire up the chainsaw! Hack their fucking heads off”—and in the video, the lyrics come to life in all their vile glory. The monster tracks off of A Skeletal Domain sound somewhat tame when compared to 90s Cannibal Corpse “classics” like “A Skull Full of Maggots” or the incomparable “Hammer Smashed Face,” but all the elements that make the band so captivating—the dizzying blastbeats, guttural growling, hair-spinning guitar riffs, and slasher-film imagery—are all still there and haven’t diminished too much. Enjoy the chainsaw slinging in the video below. Added bonus! Cannibal Corpse is playing tonight at Durty Nellie’s in Palatine. What better reason for a little trip out to the suburbs than for death metal’s finest?