Cannibal Corpse

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Death Metal band formed in Buffalo, New York, 1988.

Cannibal Corpse have accumulated an enormous following since their inception and are officially the top-selling death metal artists of all time in the US. The band have also been accused of "undermining the national character of the United States" and seen their albums and indeed, themselves, banned in several countries. Germany, for example, banned the group from performing all material up to and including Tomb Of The Mutilated until 2006.

Current members:
George Fisher: vocals (1996-)
Erik Rutan: guitar (2019-)
Rob Barrett: guitar (1994-1997, 2005-)
Alex Webster: bass (1988-)
Paul Mazurkiewicz: drums (1988-)

Former members:
Chris Barnes: vocals (1988-1995)
Bob Rusay: guitar (1988-1993)
Jack Owen: guitar (1988-2004)
Pat O'Brien: guitar (1997-2019)
Jeremy Turner: guitar (2004)
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none Eaten Back To Life — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Eaten Back To Life (Album) Metal Blade Records none Bulgaria 1990 Sell This Version
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ZOR26-4 Butchered At Birth — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Butchered At Birth (Album) Metal Blade Records ZOR26-4 1991 Sell This Version
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CDZORRO 49 Tomb Of The Mutilated — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Tomb Of The Mutilated (Album) Metal Blade Records, Metal Blade Records CDZORRO 49 1992 Sell This Version
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3984-14037-4 The Bleeding — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse The Bleeding (Album) Metal Blade Records 3984-14037-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
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RMBD-006 Vile — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Vile (Album) Metal Blade Records RMBD-006 South Korea 1996 Sell This Version
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MASS 0559 Gallery Of Suicide — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Gallery Of Suicide (Album) Metal Blade Records MASS 0559 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
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ROC 003-26 Bloodthirst — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Bloodthirst (Album) Metal Blade Records ROC 003-26 Romania 1999 Sell This Version
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MB-14302-2 Live Cannibalism — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Live Cannibalism (Album) Metal Blade Records MB-14302-2 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
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3984-14390-2 Gore Obsessed — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Gore Obsessed (Album) Metal Blade Records 3984-14390-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
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3984-14475-2 The Wretched Spawn — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse The Wretched Spawn (Album) Metal Blade Records 3984-14475-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
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3984145602 Kill — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Kill (Album) Metal Blade Records 3984145602 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
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M B025CD Evisceration Plague — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Evisceration Plague (Album) Metal Blade Records M B025CD Australia 2009 Sell This Version
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none Torture — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Torture (Album) Metal Blade Records none US 2012 Sell This Version
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891-1 Torturing And Eviscerating Live — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Torturing And Eviscerating Live (Album) Metal Blade Records 891-1 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
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3984-15347-2 A Skeletal Domain — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse A Skeletal Domain (Album) Metal Blade Records 3984-15347-2 Taiwan 2014 Sell This Version
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3984-15530-1 Red Before Black — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Red Before Black (Album) Metal Blade Records 3984-15530-1 US 2017 Sell This Version
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NESV-2115 Violence Unimagined — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Violence Unimagined (Album) Metal Blade Records NESV-2115 China 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

MASS 0075 Hammer Smashed Face — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Hammer Smashed Face (EP, Single) Metal Blade Records MASS 0075 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
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3984-14303-7 Sacrifice / Confessions — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Sacrifice / Confessions (Single) Metal Blade Records 3984-14303-7 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
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3984-14432-2 Worm Infested — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Worm Infested (EP, Comp) Metal Blade Records 3984-14432-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
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DB030 Make Them Suffer (Live) — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Make Them Suffer (Live)(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Ltd) Decibel Flexi Series DB030 US 2013 Sell This Version
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DB097.5 Red Before Black (Live) — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Red Before Black (Live)(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Ltd, Red) Decibel Flexi Series DB097.5 US 2018 Sell This Version
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Compilations

THRUST013 Butchered At Birth / Eaten Back To Life — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Butchered At Birth / Eaten Back To Life (Comp, Album) Metal Blade Records, Thrust THRUST013 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
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THRUST 027X The Bleeding / Vile — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse The Bleeding / Vile(CD, Comp) Thrust THRUST 027X Australia 1996 Sell This Version
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RMBD-013 Deadly Tracks — Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Deadly Tracks (Comp) Rock Records, Metal Blade Records RMBD-013 South Korea 1997 Sell This Version

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ante00

ante00

January 28, 2022
I'm a fairly new listener to Cannibal Corpse, only really getting into them during 2021 despite hearing them occasionally for many years (mostly as a joke to shock friends with the song titles and album artwork). The first few weeks of listening to them were a strange period as I was trying to decide whether I even liked this type of music and if it was for me. But now I'm at a stage where I've relaxed into it and can really quite enjoy certain aspects: the grim atmosphere, the details in the vocal delivery and the overall technicality and complexity of the compositions.

That being said, I have found myself seriously gravitating towards the first four albums in particular. Chris Barnes' muffled, hard-to-decipher vocal delivery on Tomb Of The Mutilated gives the album a seriously unnerving aura. His shrill vocal inflections on The Bleeding are a perfect pairing with his lower voice, and really can sound frightening.

Now with George Fisher's vocals, it just sounds to me like he's trying way too hard. The spooky, crypt-like atmosphere is completely gone, and the songs have begun to sound more and more homogenous. Where Barnes sounded genuinely scary and took on a range of different vocal styles, giving the music a lot of character, Fisher just sounds like a rabid dog relentlessly barking with no purpose.

The only post-The Bleeding album I like is Gallery of Suicide, and that one is pretty great. The theme of the album, paired with the album art makes for a great haunted atmosphere. The instrumentals don't just keep hitting you on the head with the most fast, 'brutal' stuff like all their recent output, but instead show off a lot of great melody work at diverse tempi, and Fisher's vocals are decidedly more varied and interesting than found anywhere else.
johnny_vile

johnny_vile

April 17, 2021
i think its about time Metal Blade put out a vinyl collection box set
for these guys
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Inh722

Inh722

April 16, 2021
BUTCHERED AT BIRTH needs to be back in press on vinyl.
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gwarcannibal

gwarcannibal

January 10, 2019
Theres reasons why Cannibal Corpse has stood the test of time and come out on top. They keep on releasing great albums.. they tour relentlessly.. and the bands fanbase just keeps getting bigger. I see more younger people at a cannibal show nowadays than I do heshers my age. (50) Also, they have awesome merch. Im a collector, and ive got a lot of it. like, I love picture discs, and they have had many a picture disc over the years. Ive got most of em. from the old bootlegs up to the official new reissues. Theyve always been signed to metal blade records.. 30 years on the same label. they are true professionals. They dont put out bad albums. Every time a new Cannibal record comes out its different and cool, but its also that same unmistakeable Cannibal sound and vibe. They bring the heavy and the ridiculously fast without a doubt and blowtorch your eardrums with some of the best death metal ever written.
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bloodfeast07

bloodfeast07

October 8, 2015
I will agree with this as well. although the reason for this is the departure of chris barnes in my opinion. the first 4 full lengths are really good for death metal releases, and do sound different among the barnes projects(even his vocal styles changed throughout the 1st 4 albums). add corpsegrinder and everything went downhill and fast. I remember watching a cannibal corpse vhs in the late 90's/early 2000's seeing corpsegrinder doing an interview. he went on to say something like he hadn't washed his hair for a week or so on tour and "that's death metal", or some very close dumb shit like that. this mixed with the comment in the same interview about still living at home with his mom was proof that not only was he a complete douche but without barnes they were just a watered down version of what was. butchered at birth is a hands down, must own album if you are a death metal fan. blistering fast blast beats and technical, shredding riffs. the vocals in my opinion are the sickest sounding of the barnes releases. great guest vocals on vomit the soul by glen Benton.
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Alastis

Alastis

April 2, 2006
edited over 17 years ago
After listening to one track from CC latest effort "Kill" (closing instrumental called "Infinite Misery") I realized that they sound absolutely the same way that they did back in 1991. Nothing, and i mean it - absolutely nothing has changed (except for a line-up). That's precisely their main selling point, I know, but to me it just sounds boring. Nobody is asking them to add keyboard sounds, but a little bit of change, aside from an artwork and lyrics would be nice. Talking about lyrics - I don't think that they are able to shock anyone by now, not even soccer moms, since anyone knows what CC are about lyrically (praising rape, torture and all that fun stuff). Die-hards will buy all of their albums in an instant, but to me CC are akin to circus freaks, who are constantly concerned about staying "true" and "brutal", but forget all that makes music interesting. Professional ? Yes, absolutely. But also mind-numbingly boring for the most part.
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