Evisceration Plague

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Evisceration Plague
Evisceration plague.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 3, 2009 (2009-02-03)[1]
RecordedSeptember–October, 2008
GenreDeath metal
LabelMetal Blade
ProducerErik Rutan
Cannibal Corpse chronology
Evisceration Plague

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.

The album entered the US Billboard 200 at number 66,[2] selling 9,600 copies its first week.[3]


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.[4]

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."

Release and promotion[edit]

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.

It is the fifth Cannibal Corpse album to contain a title track (following Butchered at Birth, The Bleeding, Gallery of Suicide and The Wretched Spawn) and a video was produced for the song.

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

A video for the song "Evisceration Plague" was released on May 9, 2009 on the YouTube account of Metal Blade Records.

A video was produced for the song "Priests of Sodom". The video was released on March 25, 2010.[5]


Professional ratings
Review scores
About.com4/5 stars[6]
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[7]
Metal Forces8.5/10[11]
Metal Storm7.8/10[12]
PopMatters8/10 stars[13]
Record Collector4/4 stars[14]

Track listing[edit]

1."Priests of Sodom"Alex WebsterWebster3:31
2."Scalding Hail"WebsterRob Barrett, Webster1:46
3."To Decompose"Paul MazurkiewiczPat O'Brien3:03
4."A Cauldron of Hate"WebsterWebster4:59
5."Beheading and Burning"WebsterWebster2:15
6."Evidence in the Furnace"WebsterWebster2:48
7."Carnivorous Swarm"MazurkiewiczO'Brien3:36
8."Evisceration Plague"WebsterWebster4:30
9."Shatter Their Bones"BarrettBarrett3:35
10."Carrion Sculpted Entity"MazurkiewiczMazurkiewicz2:33
12."Skewered from Ear to Eye"WebsterWebster3:49
Total length:38:45


Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[16]


Cannibal Corpse[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]


  • Erik Rutan – production, engineering, mixing
  • Shawn Ohtani – additional engineering
  • Brian Elliot – additional engineering
  • Mike McCracken – studio drum assistant
  • Alan Douches – mastering
  • Neil Kernon – production, mixing only "Skull Fragment Armor"
  • Justion Leeah – engineering only "Skull Fragment Armor"

Artwork and design[edit]



Chart Peak
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[17] 41
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[18] 71
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[19] 25
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[20] 42
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[21] 256
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[22] 17
US Billboard 200[2] 66
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[23] 6
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[24] 7
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[25] 22
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[26] 7


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  3. ^ Teitelman, Bram. "Metal By Numbers – 2/11 – Death Metal In Top 100? Of Corpse! - Metal Insider". www.metalinsider.net. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
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  13. ^ Begrand, Adrien (February 12, 2009). "Cannibal Corpse: Evisceration Plague - PopMatters". www.popmatters.com. PopMatters. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  14. ^ McIver, Joel. "Evisceration Plague - Record Collector Magazine". recordcollectormag.com. Diamond Publishing. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  15. ^ Spencer, Trey (January 29, 2009). "Review: Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague - Sputnikmusic". www.sputnikmusic.com. Sputnikmusic. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  16. ^ Evisceration Plague (liner notes). Cannibal Corpse. Metal Blade Records. 2009.CS1 maint: others (link)
  17. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Cannibal Corpse – Evisceration Plague" (in German). Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cannibal Corpse – Evisceration Plague" (in French). Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "Cannibal Corpse: Evisceration Plague" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  20. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  21. ^ "エヴァイスレイション・プレイグ - カンニバル・コープス - ORICON STYLE".
  22. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  23. ^ "Cannibal Corpse Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  24. ^ "Cannibal Corpse Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  25. ^ "Cannibal Corpse Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  26. ^ "Cannibal Corpse Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard.

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