Cannibal CorpseButchered At Birth

Label:Northeast Steel Industry – NESV-2039, Metal Blade Records – 3984-14072-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, White With Red Splatter
Style:Death Metal


A1Meat Hook Sodomy
A3Living Dissection
A4Under The Rotted Flesh
B1Covered With Sores
B2Vomit The Soul
B3Butchered At Birth
B4Rancid Amputation
B5Innards Decay

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Limited to 200 copies in a glow in the dark sleeve plus an Obi strip. Includes a lyrics insert, poster, and Chinese liner notes.

NESV-2039 on obi, spine, and labels
3984-14072-1 on labels and lyric insert

Recorded at Morrisound Recording, Tampa, Florida

© 2016 Metal Blade Records Inc. on lyric insert
© 2021 ℗ 1991 Metal Blade Records Inc. on back cover

Made in China

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 54169 59392 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 754169593926
  • Matrix / Runout (A side): NESV-2039 / CC91 A Kr SST -nesimedia-
  • Matrix / Runout (B side): NESV-2039 / CC91 B -nesimedia- Kr SST
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Butchered At Birth (LP, Album)Metal Blade RecordsZORRO 26UK1991
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Butchered At Birth (CD, Album, Censored Cover)Metal Blade RecordsCDZORRO 26Europe1991
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Butchered At Birth (Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release)MG Records (2)MG 1375Poland1991
Butchered At Birth (CD, Album)Caroline Records, Death Records (3)CAROL CD 2204US1991
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Butchered At Birth (CD, Album)Metal Blade RecordsCDZORRO 26Europe1991



  • Full-of-Hate's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    If any average headbanger is woken up in the middle of the night and given one seconds to answer the question of "who is the bloodiest band of all time", then with a 99,9% probability the answer will sound like "Cannibal Corpse". For many, Cannibal Corpse became guides to the world of true cruelty in music, both by right of seniority and by right of people who raised the gore-theme to new heights of insanity. Butchered at Birth is a violation of all possible boundaries of common sense in lyrics, in music and in artwork, both shocking and cynical, on the other hand, largely inspired by real cruelty. I think the censors have forgotten that no matter how terrible fiction/poetry is, real life will still surpass it. In any case, these horrors have remained the embodiment of an artistic idea in the form of a great Death Metal album, which remains one of the most sought-after records both in the band's catalog and in the genre as a whole. Due to certain legal troubles and prohibitions, this album can be considered the rarest, at least in terms of finding vinyl. If you do not take into account the dubious and far from the highest quality vinyl runs from Back on Black, then the Europeans have to order a copy from America, or now from China. Of course, if it is possible to take a copy from NESI, then this option is much preferable.

    Traditionally, first of all it is worth praising the sound - really brutal and dangerous, an attacking wall of sound with a low-frequency dominant, really heavyweight, there's even something traumatic about it. Unfortunately, there is no way to compare with anything other than CD. But if you understand what an early Cannibal Corpse is, this vinyl will not just meet your expectations - it will surpass them. That's just fucking great. Vinyl has a color scheme combined with the main design in a red and white splatter. Like other copies from the 2022 edition, the vinyl is perfectly smooth surface and clean-sounding.

    A printing set of excellent quality - an outer sleeve, two inserts in English and Chinese, a huge poster. Not all labels publish deluxe editions at such a high level, and the record from NESI is pure fan pleasure. Unfortunately, just like in the case of "Eaten Back to Life", it has not yet been possible to see the glow effect in the dark, despite the long charging of the cover under the light (at least once out of general interest - zombies and butchered bodies in phosphorus should be just demonic, but it is possible to distinguish only the glow of logos). In any case, this is an excellent press, in which absolutely everything is great.


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