Tomb of the Mutilated
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (August 2009)|
|Tomb of the Mutilated|
|Studio album by Cannibal Corpse|
|Released||September 22, 1992|
|Recorded||June 1–15, 1992 at Morrisound Recording, Tampa, Florida|
|Cannibal Corpse chronology|
Tomb of the Mutilated is the third studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse. It was released in 1992 through Metal Blade Records and is the last album featuring founding guitarist Bob Rusay. The album was banned in Germany, due to the violent cover and the extreme nature of the lyrics.
Because the liner notes on Butchered at Birth feature quotations from American serial killer Albert Fish, he is often incorrectly credited with being the voice at the beginning of "Addicted to Vaginal Skin". However, the taped confession heard at the beginning of the song most likely belongs to the "Genesee River Killer" Arthur Shawcross.
The song "Hammer Smashed Face" was featured during the band's cameo appearance in the film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and downloadable content for the Rock Band video game series. The song "I Cum Blood" is also featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned.
Esteemed reviewers Jack Murray and Connur Joyce have both stated their belief that Tomb of the Mutilated is a high-concept album concerned with extreme necrophilia and sadism. Murray said "It's a very clever idea concerning the rape and murder of a young girl with a large knife, and continuing to rape the corpse until orgasm. This theme is particularly present in the last four tracks on the album", while Joyce announced in Finnish metal magazine Mutilate, "The album has heavy connotations throughout. It's definitely linked; especially in the last three tracks. The explicit nature in which Barnes grunts his way through the increasingly morbid lyrics certainly demonstrates the theme running through the album, that is to say the increasingly deteriorating mental state of the protagonist."
Chris Barnes stated on page 71 of the June 2008 issue of Decibel Magazine that "Entrails Ripped from a Virgin's Cunt was based on two brothers, one of whom was semi-retarded, who were serving life. They captured some girl, and the semi-retarded brother was talked into putting a coat hanger up her pussy to pull out her intestines. That story freaked me out." It is unknown exactly who Barnes was referring to.
|Rock Hard (de)||8.5/10|
Reviewers praised the album, heavy metal webzine "Kicked in the Face" stated "I loved every second of it. This is a must have for any Cannibal Corpse fan." "It would be hard to pick out the good or the bad tracks on this one because, well, they're all pretty damn good."
While Metal Storm announced "the music here is a little more complex and better elaborated, the effort is shown in songs like 'Hammer Smashed Face' with maddening and unforgettable riffs, a crushing bass playing, and incredibly fast drumming, and 'I Cum Blood' showing incredible pulsations", "a high-quality album in general, really one of the greatest albums in Cannibal Corpse history and maybe in Death Metal history too".
All lyrics and vocal arrangements by Chris Barnes. Music by Cannibal Corpse.
|1.||"Hammer Smashed Face"||4:04|
|2.||"I Cum Blood"||3:41|
|3.||"Addicted to Vaginal Skin"||3:31|
|4.||"Split Wide Open"||3:02|
|6.||"The Cryptic Stench"||3:57|
|7.||"Entrails Ripped from a Virgin's Cunt"||4:15|
|8.||"Post Mortal Ejaculation"||3:37|
|9.||"Beyond the Cemetery"||4:53|
|10.||"I Cum Blood (Live)" (the 2002 remastered edition credits the song as a bonus track)||4:13|
- Cannibal Corpse
- Chris Barnes – vocals
- Bob Rusay – lead guitar
- Jack Owen – lead/rhythm guitar
- Alex Webster – bass guitars
- Paul Mazurkiewicz – drums
- Pat O'Brien – lead guitar on live bonus track
- George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher – vocals on live bonus track
- Cannibal Corpse FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
- Jack (2010-11-26). "Previously something quite offensive and self-aggrandising, now- Film Reviews!: Tomb of the Mutilated". Savant-thoughts.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12.
- Albrecht, Frank. "Rock Hard review". issue 65. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
- Cannibal Corpse - Tomb Of The Mutilated review
- Cannibal Corpse - Tomb Of The Mutilated - Metal Storm
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