The Wretched Spawn

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The Wretched Spawn
Studio album by Cannibal Corpse
Released February 24, 2004
Recorded October/November 2003 at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, Texas
Genre Death metal
Length 44:22
Label Metal Blade, Victor Entertainment (JPN)
Producer Neil Kernon & Cannibal Corpse
Cannibal Corpse chronology
15 Year Killing Spree
The Wretched Spawn
Censored cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link

The Wretched Spawn is the ninth studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse. The cover art is by Vincent Locke. This is the last studio album to feature Jack Owen, one of the band's founding members, and up to 2012's Torture, the last with a graphic album cover. The album was distributed with a making-of DVD produced by Nick Sahakian. The Wretched Spawn is Cannibal Corpse's fourth album to be named after one of the tracks on the album, after Butchered at Birth, The Bleeding and Gallery of Suicide.

Song meaning(s)[edit]

"For songs like 'Nothing Left to Mutilate', and 'Decency Defied', I looked to friends for ideas they had. 'Decency' was based on a friend who had a nightmare that her tattoos were being torn off while she was still alive. 'Nothing Left' was based on ideas from a friend who was studying pheromones in college, and told me all about how a woman's scent drives men crazy. So if my imagination doesn't kick in, I draw from other things. 'Slain' was based on the Eastwood film High Plains Drifter. And 'Festering in the Crypt' is my own idea of dealing with the finality of death."- Jack Owen[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Severed Head Stoning"   Pat O'Brien, Alex Webster 1:45
2. "Psychotic Precision"   Paul Mazurkiewicz, O'Brien 2:56
3. "Decency Defied"   Jack Owen 2:59
4. "Frantic Disembowelment"   Mazurkiewicz, O'Brien 2:50
5. "The Wretched Spawn"   Webster 4:09
6. "Cyanide Assassin"   Webster 3:11
7. "Festering in the Crypt"   Owen 4:38
8. "Nothing Left to Mutilate"   Owen 3:49
9. "Blunt Force Castration"   Mazurkiewicz, O'Brien 3:27
10. "Rotted Body Landslide"   Webster 3:24
11. "Slain"   Owen 3:32
12. "Bent Backwards and Broken"   Webster 2:58
13. "They Deserve to Die"   Webster 4:44


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  1. ^ "Interview with Jack Owen". The Metal Web. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 

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