Evisceration Plague

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Evisceration Plague
Studio album by Cannibal Corpse
Released February 3, 2009
Recorded 2008 at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida
Genre Death metal
Length 38:45
Label Metal Blade, Space Shower Music (JPN)
Producer Erik Rutan
Cannibal Corpse chronology
Kill
(2006)
Evisceration Plague
(2009)
Torture
(2012)
Singles from Evisceration Plague
  1. "Evisceration Plague"
    Released: 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[3]
Blabbermouth 7.5/10 stars[4]
Decibel 7/10 stars[5]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[6]

Evisceration Plague is the eleventh studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse. The album was produced at Mana Recording Studios by Hate Eternal guitarist Erik Rutan.

Bassist Alex Webster said about the record:

In Cannibal Corpse, our goal has always been to try and make each new album we record our heaviest. That goal was a bit more challenging this time since we were extremely satisfied with our last album Kill, but we knew that by working with producer Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studios again, we would be able to start at that same level of heaviness and take it even further...Evisceration Plague has the best guitar sound we've ever recorded, and the entire band has never played with more precision and power.[7]

In another interview with Terrorizer magazine, drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz stated his thoughts on the album saying: "I think working with Erik again has definitely brought things up a little for us. I mean all the band were involved in the writing process of this album along with Rutan and so I think this one's a tad more individual than Kill."

The cover art was released December 14 and samples were made available through Amazon.com. The album was released with a bonus track in Europe and DVD as a deluxe edition. An autographed version of the album is now available for pre-order on the Metal Blade Records website.

Evisceration Plague debuted at #66 on the Billboard 200 with 9,571 units sold, making it the band's highest charting debut to date.[8]

It is the fifth Cannibal Corpse album to contain a title track and a video was produced for the song.

They also released a comic book where each song has its own comic.

A video was produced for the song "Priests of Sodom". The video was released on March 25, 2010.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Alex Webster, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Priests of Sodom"   3:31
2. "Scalding Hail" (Rob Barrett, Alex Webster) 1:46
3. "To Decompose" (Paul Mazurkiewicz, Pat O'Brien) 3:03
4. "A Cauldron of Hate"   4:59
5. "Beheading and Burning"   2:15
6. "Evidence in the Furnace"   2:48
7. "Carnivorous Swarm" (Paul Mazurkiewicz, Pat O'Brien) 3:36
8. "Evisceration Plague"   4:30
9. "Shatter Their Bones" (Rob Barrett) 3:35
10. "Carrion Sculpted Entity" (Paul Mazurkiewicz) 2:33
11. "Unnatural"   2:22
12. "Skewered from Ear to Eye"   3:49

Personnel[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Erik Rutan - Production
  • Shawn Ohtani, Brian Elliot and Erik Rutan - Recording and engineering
  • Erik Rutan - Mixing
  • Alan Douches - Mastering

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Fih Albums Chart[10] 25
German Albums Chart[11] 42
U.S. Billboard 200 66

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