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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amongst the best death metal albums ever
A 5-star rating is nowhere near an over-reaction to an amazing piece of musical brutality.

Tomb... couldn't have opened with a better song; Hammer Smashed Face. Hammer is probably the closest Cannibal Corpse got to a hit; it was featured on Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, they released it on single, and is arguably their most well-known song. Without conforming to...
Published on 9 Feb. 2007 by Samuel Hunt

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3.0 out of 5 stars once a classic, no more
tomb of the mutilated was cannibal corpses best album by some distance when released as they're third in 1992. the musicianship was superb, the lyrics more extreme, the artwork more offensive. however, when looking back and listening once more, the most obvious point raised is how much more cannibal corpse have progressed as a band. changes have been made for the better,...
Published on 26 Oct. 2001 by cla1dwa@leeds.ac.uk


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5.0 out of 5 stars Amongst the best death metal albums ever, 9 Feb. 2007
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Samuel Hunt "Szam" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Tomb Of The Mutilated (Audio CD)
A 5-star rating is nowhere near an over-reaction to an amazing piece of musical brutality.

Tomb... couldn't have opened with a better song; Hammer Smashed Face. Hammer is probably the closest Cannibal Corpse got to a hit; it was featured on Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, they released it on single, and is arguably their most well-known song. Without conforming to the herd, Hammer is easily one of the best songs on the album, and personally I would go as far as to say it is a death metal classic.

For obvious reasons I can't disclose the song titles, despite the artwork being shown. But to pick a favourite song, it would either have to be track 6, The Cryptic Stench, or track 7, Post Mortal E**********, respectively. Both contain an immense essence of brutality and superb musicianship, typical of Cannibal Corpse.

Obviously, if you pick a Cannibal Corpse album, it's going to be heavy. But Tomb withholds an overwhelming essence of immensity and brutality, and one that, in my opinion, they haven't quite equalled again. Given that it is the third CC album, they have had time to mature musically since Eaten Back to Life (which is a great album nonetheless, but more raw than Tomb) and advance in songwriting and musician skills.

But a big credit has to be owed to legendary Scott Burns' production skills of the equally legendary Morrisound Studios, in the death metal landmark Tampa, FL. The result makes it feel as if every single square millimetre of the speaker has burst into a fit, blasting out this sheerly brutal, heavy-as-F legendary piece of death metal.

This album is easily one of the best death metal albums recorded. This album should be a staple of your musical repertoire, period.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tomb of the Mutilated, 17 Jun. 2001
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This is probably Cannibal Corpses best cd. It isn't as accessible as the later ones but has the best lyrics and simply grows on you like a malignant tumor. A lot of weak minded people are offended by the lyrics, c'mon people, these guys are just exploring the depths of the potential carnal nature that exists in all humans, they are expressing creativity which is more than I can say for just about all mainstream music. Not to mention its... funny. So if you are thinking about buying a Cannibal Corpse cd or any death metal cd look no further because it doesn't get much better.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hugely influential Death Metal near-masterpiece, 9 Jun. 2005
This review is from: Tomb Of The Mutilated (Audio CD)
Obviously, to most people, the most well-known thing about this album are the song titles, particularly the infamous track 7 (I'm sure the good people at Amazon would be compelled to censor it if I typed it in even though it's printed at the top of this page). However, that regrettably overshadows the fact that this is actually one hell of a good Death Metal album. The stand out tracks are, for me at least, the unmentionable number 7, and the opener, Hammer Smashed Face. Just check out that bass solo! As for the rest, it's textbook Cannibal Corpse; nice meaty riffs, the occasional solo, plenty of blastbeats and, of course, Chris Barnes' lower-than-thou vocal delivery. Yes, I know, George Fisher is a far better Death Metal vocalist, but Chris did have a nice style of his own, which he is regrettably no longer using in the appalling Six Feet Under! Besides, he does (or at least did) write some of the best Death Metal lyrics going! Basically, if you're keen on your Death Metal, you want to check this out if you haven't already, it's a piece of history, and worth it just to have a look at the lyric sheet. Also, the cover art's pretty cool as well, but I probably shouldn't mention it!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Death Metal masterpiece. Undoubtedly the band's finest hour to date..., 30 Dec. 2014
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Chris Hall "DLS Reviews" (Cardiff, Wales) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Tomb Of The Mutilated (Audio CD)
Length:: 3:07 Mins

Following on from their second studio album 'Butchered At Birth' (1991), 1992 saw the release of legendary US Death Metal band Cannibal Corpse's third studio album - 'Tomb Of The Mutilated'. Like with the preceding two albums, 'Tomb' was produced by the legendary Scott Burns.

With 'Butchered' Cannibal Corpse had found their own sound and subsequently delivered a truly breath-taking record, bursting at the rafters with brutality and gore-fuelled aggression. However, it's with this third album that the band created possibly their definitive release.

Hand on heart, 'Tomb Of The Mutilated' is possibly the greatest 90's Death Metal record that you're ever going to find. It would definitely be one of my desert island discs. This is unadulterated ferocity wrapped up in a blood drenched package of incredibly proficient and tight Death Metal musicmanship.

Ask any long-time fan of the band which album is their finest offering thus far and chances are they'll either come back with 'Butchered At Birth' or 'Tomb Of The Mutilated'. Personally, I lean quite heavily towards 'Tomb' due to the sheer volume of absolute classics that the album contains.

Let's be honest, for an opener, how can you top 'Hammer Smashed Face'? It's Cannibal Corpse's signature track. And rightly so. It's their sure-fire crowd pleasure. Its inclusion on their live set is obligatory. It's the band's masterpiece. How can you not love this song?

But it's not just that one track that makes 'Tomb Of The Mutilated' the seminal album that it is. Chomping on the heels of 'Hammer Smashed Face' is another absolute monster of a track - 'I Cum Blood'. Another setlist definite and for good reason.

In fact, every single track, without exception, is a piece of precisionly-crafted, devastatingly-executed, Death Metal classic. It's an album you can sling on anytime and will invariably get dragged into until 'Beyond The Cemetery' comes to its bone-crushing end.

If you're going to buy just one Cannibal Corpse album, then make sure it's this one. If you're new to the band, then what better way to become acquainted? Buy it, listen to it, and love every guttural second of it.

TRACK LISTING:

1 Hammer Smashed Face (4:04)
2 I Cum Blood (3:42)
3 Addicted To Vaginal Skin (3:31)
4 Split Wide Open (3:02)
5 Necropedophile (4:06)
6 The Cryptic Stench (3:57)
7 Entrails Ripped From A Virgin's C--t (4:16)
8 Post Mortal Ejaculation (3:37)
9 Beyond The Cemetery (4:56)

10 I Cum Blood [Live] (4:12) **Re-release Bonus Track**

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 39mins 23secs
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nasty and influential Death Metal album, 15 Feb. 2004
This review is from: Tomb of the Mutilated (Audio CD)
Obviously, to most people, the most well-known thing about this album are the song titles, particularly the infamous track 7 (I'm sure the good people at Amazon would be compelled to censor it if I typed it in even though it's printed at the top of this page). However, that regrettably overshadows the fact that this is actually one hell of a good Death Metal album. The stand out tracks are, for me at least, the unmentionable number 7, and the opener, Hammer Smashed Face. Just check out that bass solo! As for the rest, it's textbook Cannibal Corpse; nice meaty riffs, the occasional solo, plenty of blastbeats and, of course, Chris Barnes' lower-than-thou vocal delivery. Yes, I know, George Fisher is a far better Death Metal vocalist, but Chris did have a nice style of his own, which he is regrettably no longer using in the appalling Six Feet Under! Besides, he does (or at least did) write some of the best Death Metal lyrics going! Basically, if you're keen on your Death Metal, you want to check this out if you haven't already, it's a piece of history, and worth it just to have a look at the lyric sheet. Also, the cover art's pretty cool as well, but I probably shouldn't mention it!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars the only cannibal corpse album you need to own., 27 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Tomb Of The Mutilated (Audio CD)
Once u hav 2 albums, u hav them all. From the early days to 2009 is a wide range. But the style doesn't change which is a good thing. Tomb of the mutilated is a good album fantastic sound, great drumming. And im not beeing biast, cuz in a drummer myself and i cant play drums like that.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastically gore filled masterpiece!, 4 Feb. 2003
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The masters of death metal's third album "Tomb of the mutilated" is by far their best, You can see why so many bands wish they were Cannibal Corpse!. Cannibal Corpse are mainly famous for, sick, but imaginative album covers, and the song "Hammer smashed face" being featured in "Ace Ventura : Pet detective", and also being mentioned in Bob Dole's election speech for being "Obscene". Cannibal Corpse are superb musicians, you can feel Alex Webster's crunching bass lines shivering down your spine, plus Jack Owen's guitar spinning round your head like a tornado. I really dig Chris Barnes's (Now sadly left) vocals, he has a very commanding voice, it shows on this his second last album with Cannibal Corpse. My favourite songs are "Hammer smashed face" "I cum blood" and "Post mortal ejaculation" all songs are superbly written, with some sick lyrics to go along! Fantastic!
*Warning* : not suitable for Good Charlotte fans
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tomb Of The Mutilated (Cannibal Corpse), 9 Sept. 2011
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Cannibal Corpse really shine at this point in their career. Very deep vocal work from Chris, The rest of the band doing what they do best. Death Metal! Have this album in your collection if your a fan of CC. Enough-said. Jezz.
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3.0 out of 5 stars once a classic, no more, 26 Oct. 2001
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cla1dwa@leeds.ac.uk (newcastle upon tyne, england) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Tomb of the Mutilated (Audio CD)
tomb of the mutilated was cannibal corpses best album by some distance when released as they're third in 1992. the musicianship was superb, the lyrics more extreme, the artwork more offensive. however, when looking back and listening once more, the most obvious point raised is how much more cannibal corpse have progressed as a band. changes have been made for the better, and anyone used to the crisp, supertight riffing and solo work of pat o'brien will be let down by the occasional muddy nature of bob rusays work, although in all honesty, the progress made in production does help o'briens cause. however, the change of vocalist is the major one, and frankly, george 'corpsegrinder' fisher destroys chris barnes in the ferocity stakes. listen to hammer smashed face on this and then on live cannibalism. take note of how fisher actually sounds as though he's bothered about what he is saying, as opposed to barne's droning low growl and occasional hiss. the bass playing of alex webster, arguably the bands most proficient player now, sounds practised and promising. nowadays, the man is one of the greatest bass guitarists in the world, and i really mean that. a bassist can play for a month and have wonderwall mastered. they could play for a lifetime and not get close to websters solo on hammer smashed face. overall, buy it to remind yourselves of when you thought you could be as good as these guys. then dig out bloodthirst or gallery of suicide and start thinking again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars cannibal corpse, 8 Dec. 2013
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excellent band ... amazing music ... top rated metal band of the century ... artwork amazing ... not for the faint hearted .
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