Cannibal Corpse, Tomb of the Mutilated

Jon Wiederhorn

By Jon Wiederhorn

on 06.14.11 in Reviews
A whirlwind of sadistic delight

Possibly the most offensive album in Metal Blade’s 30 year history, Cannibal Corpse deserves a golden chalice of fetid, maggot-filled blood for creating this whirlwind of sadistic delight. Blastbeats and double-bass drums lay the foundation for guitars that sound like body organs being pureed in a blender and vocals that resemble zombies regurgitating indigestible innards. Slower riffs and syncopated beats offset the cacophony, which lasts for a pulse-pounding 36 minutes. Even more insane than the music is the art work, which depicts an exhumed corpse giving oral sex to a recently buried cadaver. Top it off with song titles, including, “Necropedophile,” “Entrails Ripped From a Virgin’s Cunt” and “Addicted to Vaginal Skin” and you’re left with a classic unrelenting slab of Florida death metal that was banned in Germany (of all places) upon its release. God bless the First Amendment for allowing Cannibal Corpse to prosper Stateside, despite the vocal protests of established politicians including former presidential candidates Bob Dole and Senator Joe Lieberman.