A Skeletal Domain

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A Skeletal Domain
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 16, 2014 (2014-09-16)[1]
RecordedFebruary–May 2014
StudioAudiohammer Studios, Sanford, FL
GenreDeath metal
Length43:52
LabelMetal Blade, Howling Bull (JPN)
ProducerMark Lewis
Cannibal Corpse chronology
Torture
(2012)
A Skeletal Domain
(2014)
Red Before Black
(2017)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Exclaim!8/10[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[4]
Metal Forces8/10[5]
Metal Hammerneutral[6]
Metal Storm7.9/10[7]
Revolver4/5[8]
Sputnikmusic4.0/5[9]

A Skeletal Domain is the thirteenth studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse. The album was produced at Audiohammer Studios by Mark Lewis.

The album entered the US Billboard 200 at #32,[10] selling 8,825 copies its first week.[11]

Background[edit]

Bassist Alex Webster said "I think it's turning out to be kind of a dark-sounding album. Which, you know, it's a death metal album, so, of course, it should be kind of dark and eerie sounding anyway, but I think this one a little more than normal. That was kind of the direction the songwriting went in."[12]

About the direction of the material he also stated "I think our fans appreciate our consistency. That said, I think we have some material on this album that sounds a bit different from what we’ve done before."[13]

Release and promotion[edit]

"Sadistic Embodiment" was officially released on the YouTube channel of Metal Blade Records on July 1, 2014. "The Murderer's Pact" was streamed via Loudwire.com on September 8, 2014.

A music video for the song "Kill or Become" was released on September 24, 2014.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."High Velocity Impact Spatter"Paul MazurkiewiczPat O'Brien4:06
2."Sadistic Embodiment"MazurkiewiczO'Brien3:17
3."Kill or Become"Rob BarrettBarrett3:50
4."A Skeletal Domain"MazurkiewiczO'Brien3:38
5."Headlong into Carnage"WebsterWebster3:01
6."The Murderer's Pact"WebsterWebster5:05
7."Funeral Cremation"MazurkiewiczO'Brien3:41
8."Icepick Lobotomy"BarrettBarrett3:16
9."Vector of Cruelty"WebsterWebster3:25
10."Bloodstained Cement"WebsterWebster3:41
11."Asphyxiate to Resuscitate"MazurkiewiczBarrett, Mazurkiewicz3:47
12."Hollowed Bodies"MazurkiewiczO'Brien3:05
Total length:43:52

"Icepick Lobotomy" is labelled as "Ice-Pick Lobotomy" in the album's liner notes.

Credits[edit]

Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[14]

Personnel[edit]

Cannibal Corpse[edit]

Production[edit]

Visual art[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[15] 28
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 128
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[17] 26
French Albums (SNEP)[18] 127
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[19] 21
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[20] 129
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 50
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 165
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[23] 26
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[24] 6
US Billboard 200[10] 32
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[25] 5
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[26] 3
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[27] 7
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[28] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff writer(s); no by-line. "Cannibal Corpse “A Skeletal Domain” - Metal Blade Records". www.metalblade.com. Metal Blade Records. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  2. ^ Monger, James Christopher. A Skeletal Domain - Cannibal Corpse at AllMusic
  3. ^ Pratt, Greg (September 12, 2014). "Cannibal Corpse A Skeletal Domain". exclaim.ca. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  4. ^ Lawson, Dom (September 11, 2014). "Cannibal Corpse: A Skeletal Domain review – their most absorbing record in years - Music - The Guardian". www.theguardian.com. The Guardian. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  5. ^ arnold, Neil. "CANNIBAL CORPSE – A Skeletal Domain (2014) - Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine". www.metalforcesmagazine.com. Metal Forces. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  6. ^ Badin, Olivier (September 16, 2014). "Cannibal Corpse: A Skeletal Domain - Metal Hammer". metalhammer.teamrock.com. Team Rock. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  7. ^ ScreamingSteelUS (September 9, 2014). "Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain review - Metal Storm". www.metalstorm.net. Metal Storm. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  8. ^ Krovatin, Christopher (September 15, 2014). "Review: Cannibal Corpse — A Skeletal Domain - Hard Rock & Heavy Metal News - revolvermag.com". www.revolvermag.com. NewBay Media. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  9. ^ Spencer, Trey (September 16, 2014). "Review: Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain - Sputnikmusic". www.sputnikmusic.com. Sputnikmusic. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Cannibal Corpse Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  11. ^ Brown, Matt. "Metal By Numbers 9/25: The charts are hardly bare-bones this week". Metal Insider. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  12. ^ "A Skeletal Domain - Cannibal Corpse". Archived from the original on 2016-11-18. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  13. ^ "Interview: Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse". Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  14. ^ A Skeletal Domain (liner notes). Cannibal Corpse. Metal Blade Records. 2014.CS1 maint: others (link)
  15. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  17. ^ "Cannibal Corpse: A Skeletal Domain" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  18. ^ "Lescharts.com – Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  19. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  20. ^ "ア・スケルタル・ドメイン - カンニバル・コープス - ORICON STYLE".
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  22. ^ "CLUK Update 4.10.2014".
  23. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company.
  24. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  25. ^ "Cannibal Corpse Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  26. ^ "Cannibal Corpse Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  27. ^ "Cannibal Corpse Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  28. ^ "Cannibal Corpse Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard.

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