Torture (album)

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Torture
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Studio album by Cannibal Corpse
Released March 13, 2012 (2012-03-13)[1]
Recorded 2011-2012
Studio Sonic Ranch Studios, Tornillo, TX, Mana Studios, St. Petersburg, FL
Genre Death metal
Length 43:51
Label Metal Blade
Producer Erik Rutan
Cannibal Corpse chronology
Evisceration Plague
(2009)
Torture
(2012)
A Skeletal Domain
(2014)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 81%[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[3]
AllMusic 4/5 stars[4]
Blabbermouth.net 8/10[5]
Consequence of Sound positive[6]
Exclaim! positive[7]
Metal Forces 7/10[8]
Metal Storm positive[9]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[10]
Record Collector 4/4 stars[11]

Torture is the twelfth studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse. The album was produced at Sonic Ranch Studios by Hate Eternal guitarist Erik Rutan.

The album entered the US Billboard 200 at #38,[12] selling 9,600 copies its first week.[13]

Background[edit]

Bassist Alex Webster said about the record: "After having spent the past seven months writing and rehearsing new material, we're very excited to finally begin recording. We've had great success working with Erik Rutan on our past two albums so we've decided to work with him again, but to keep things fresh we decided on a change of location — we're returning to Sonic Ranch studios in Texas, where we've recorded several albums in the past. We are psyched to see how this combination works out — we feel it's pairing that could result in our best album yet."

It is the first Cannibal Corpse record in eight years to feature an album cover with graphic violence (the last being 2004's The Wretched Spawn). Although unlike other Cannibal Corpse covers where two would have to be illustrated - one censored and the other featuring the usual graphic violence - Torture includes a flap over the cover that depicts its graphic violence, which can only be opened once the product's plastic seal is removed. The Japanese version comes in a standard jewel box with a slip cover case to mimic the Digipak version of the uncensored international release.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Demented Aggression" Mazurkiewicz O'Brien 3:14
2. "Sarcophagic Frenzy" Barrett Barrett 3:42
3. "Scourge of Iron" Webster Webster 4:44
4. "Encased in Concrete" Mazurkiewicz Barrett 3:13
5. "As Deep as the Knife Will Go" Mazurkiewicz O'Brien 3:25
6. "Intestinal Crank" Webster Webster 3:54
7. "Followed Home Then Killed" Mazurkiewicz O'Brien 3:36
8. "The Strangulation Chair" Webster Webster 4:09
9. "Caged... Contorted" Barrett Barrett 3:53
10. "Crucifier Avenged" Webster Webster 3:46
11. "Rabid" Webster Webster 3:04
12. "Torn Through" Mazurkiewicz O'Brien 3:11
Total length: 43:51

Credits[edit]

Cannibal Corpse

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[14] 40
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[15] 95
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[16] 35
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 139
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 40
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[19] 235
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 37
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 72
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[22] 18
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[23] 5
US Billboard 200[12] 38
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[24] 7
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[25] 3
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[26] 12
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[27] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff writer(s); no by-line. "Cannibal Corpse “Torture” - Metal Blade Records". www.metalblade.com. Metal Blade Records. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ Torture at Metacritic Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  3. ^ Jervis, Marcus. "Cannibal Corpse - Torture Review". heavymetal.about.com. About.com. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ Heaney, Gregory. Torture - Cannibal Corpse at AllMusic. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  5. ^ Alisoglu, Scott. "CD Reviews - Torture Cannibal Corpse - Blabbermouth.net". www.blabbermouth.net. Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  6. ^ Young, Alex (March 23, 2012). "Cannibal Corpse – Torture - Album Reviews - Consequence of Sound". consequenceofsound.net. Consequence of Sound. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  7. ^ Falzon, Denise (March 13, 2012). "Cannibal Corpse Torture". exclaim.ca. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  8. ^ Arnold, Neil. "CANNIBAL CORPSE – Torture (2012) - Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine". www.metalforcesmagazine.com. Metal Forces. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  9. ^ Doc Godin (March 13, 2012). "Cannibal Corpse - Torture review - Metal Storm". www.metalstorm.net. Metal Storm. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  10. ^ Hayes, Craig (March 7, 2012). "Cannibal Corpse: Torture - PopMatters". www.popmatters.com. PopMatters. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  11. ^ McIver, Joel. "Torture - Record Collector Magazine". recordcollectormag.com. Diamond Publishing. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Cannibal Corpse – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Cannibal Corpse.
  13. ^ Staff. "Metal By (Some) Numbers 3/23: Selling Albums Can Be Torture - Metal Insider". www.metalinsider.net. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Cannibal Corpse – Torture" (in German). Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cannibal Corpse – Torture" (in French). Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Cannibal Corpse: Torture" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  17. ^ "Lescharts.com – Cannibal Corpse – Torture". Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  19. ^ "トーチャー - カンニバル・コープス - ORICON STYLE". 
  20. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Cannibal Corpse – Torture". Hung Medien.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Cannibal Corpse – Torture". Hung Medien.
  22. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company.
  23. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  24. ^ "Cannibal Corpse – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Cannibal Corpse.
  25. ^ "Cannibal Corpse – Chart history" Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums for Cannibal Corpse.
  26. ^ "Cannibal Corpse – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Cannibal Corpse.
  27. ^ "Cannibal Corpse – Chart history" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Cannibal Corpse.

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