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Tomb of the Mutilated
Cannibal Corpse
Tomb of the Mutilated
Genres: Rock, Metal
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Purple 180G Vinyl.Tomb of The Mutilated is the third 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...  more »


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All Artists: Cannibal Corpse
Title: Tomb of the Mutilated
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Metal Blade
Release Date: 9/22/1992
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Rock, Metal
Style: Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 039841400328, 039841400342, 803341301160


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Purple 180G Vinyl.Tomb of The Mutilated is the third 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 until June 2006, due to the cover art. Chris Barnes' vocals on Tomb of The Mutilated are exceptionally guttural, and the liner notes proudly state an "Electronic Harmonizer was not used to create any vocals on Tomb of The Mutilated".

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Simply put, one of the best death metal albums of all time
Joe | Seattle,WA | 01/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sigh, why must the ignorant constantly prey upon this band? I'm so sick of seeing reviews that say things like "This is noise", "These guys can't play their instruments", and worse yet, "Go listen to Limp Bikzit, to hear what real talent sounds like". Look, anyone who really knows anything about music will tell you that these guys are very skilled musicians, and this is anything but noise. Bands like Limp Bizkit play basic, simple stuff that any musician could play. Cannibal Corpse makes very complex song structures that would give Wes Borland an aneurism. As a musician, I know what "talent" is, and I know that this is very far from simple music. Bob and Jack are amazing guitarists, and Paul is a drum god. Chris Barnes is one of the greatest death vocalists out there, plain and simple. Death vocals take a lot of skill to execute, and I seriously doubt that Fred Durst could ever make such amazing sounds. Oh, and to those who complain about not being able to understand the vocals. That's not the point anyway. In death metal, vocals are meant to be another instrument. The lyrics are not even important. And besides, isn't complaining about the vocals AND the lyrics a bit contradictory? You hate the lyrics, and yet you complain about not being able to understand them. What sense does that make?Anyway, this is a classic death album, from start to finish. From "Hammer Smashed Face" to "Beyond the Cemetary", it never misses a step. If you don't like this band, then just leave them alone, and stop bombarding them with false allegations."
"Electronic harmonizer was not used to create any vocals..."
B-MAN | Earth, occasionally. Until I get bored. | 10/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"On the uncensored version of "Tomb", the image on the twisted and some may say "sick and disgusting" album cover has a cleverly placed "Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics" label right next to it. Think about it, have you seen the original cover of this album? Is the "parental advisory" really necessary? I just thought this was funny. Anyway Cannibal Corpse's third album is comprised of nine tracks which speed by in a blur of growls, riffs, and maniacal drumming and in 35 minutes it's over. Cannibal Corpse are known for outrageously disgusting album covers and lyrics, but just listening to the music you wouldn't know it. Vocalist/lyricist Chris Barnes has taken sounding like a monster to another level where you can't decipher words from his gutteral growls. It's actually clever because the censored version of "Tomb" sounds the exact same as the original! None of those stupid editing sounds! Thanks Chris! The way I heard about Cannibal Corpse was through the Jim Carrey film, "Ace Ventura", where they are seen for a few seconds in a night club performing "Hammer Smashed Face". I thought this part was funny and I thought the band sounded amazing so I went to seek out the band and the album with that song on it - and here we are! Cannibal Corpse would only make one more album with Chris Barnes, The Bleeding, which many fans feel is the peak of their work, but I would recommend "Tomb" as the introduction album because I think the riffs are cooler and it is before Barnes' vocals became close to decipherable. Not that hearing what he's saying is a horrible thing (wait, yeah it is, that's the point!) but, like I said before, his growl is something that has to be heard to be believed. Why do you think that on the inside of the album cover it says "Electronic harmonizer was not used to create any vocals on..."? Because it sounds like he had help, partner, and he didn't! Obviously Barnes can't take all the credit. The guitarists, Jack Owen and Bob Rusay (who's last album with Corpse this is) are technically awesome and bassist Alex Webster should have his own instructional video. Last but definitely not least is drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. I am a drummer and I have to admit that the first thing that intrigued me about Corpse (besides Barnes) was the inhuman speed of the drummer. This guy is nuts and I honestly havent heard beats played at this speed by a human being before. So if you're into speed drumming and double bass work, you will want to give this album a listen. Just don't try to imitate it, you could get hurt! I think too much has been made (actually very little) out of this group's album covers, song titles, lyrics, etc. (which was probably the intention, duh!). If you don't like something, don't buy it, look at it, or listen to it. I think Cannibal Corpse wanted to be noticed more so than other bands and they achieved that, but saying they're just trying to "shock" people is silly in two ways: First, uh, of course they're trying to shock people! and second, the group is talented and the music is undeniably well executed (no pun intended, well maybe). There is a little known secret out there about censorship: if you want a band to get more fans and higher record sales, put a "parental advisory" label on their album cover, it never fails. So certain people and organizations can keep insulting artists and filing lawsuits and blaming them for the decay of society and the more fans will just continue to get in line to buy their record. Maybe censorship wasn't such a good idea after all. Oh by the way, buy "Tomb of the Mutilated"!"
Example of Someone Who Doesn't Know What They Are Saying
B-MAN | 04/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"WARNING-This is just an example of what the pethetic,follow the crowd,think they know what they are saying,big shot that give death metal a bad name people say-in no way is this making fun of Cannibal Corpse but making fun of TRL fan losers(i love C C!!)- " Yo guys!! Wut is up in here? Cool yo!! Yo i was tripping out when i started to hear this music a playing in my crib yo and it sounded weird and different yo and not popular you know what i'm saying? So i decided it wasn't on TRL or rap or anything popular so i just like dissed it you know i'm saying. Yo this isn't cool like me or popular music. Popular music is supposed to be repetitive and not musically talented or anything good that has to do with popular music like Limp Bizkit. Yo they just keep rolling and throwing out those pointless and stupid lyrics and same old un technical easy riffs 4eva dog!! Yo another cool one is Linkin Park!! Dude...these guys are so bad they make me want to hide and shiver. Yo they are so bad with their slow riffs and piano riffs in their songs and they are so bad they jump on stage!! How wild and rebelious is that?!? Yo!! Cannibal Corpse wishes that they were as bad as the bizket with there chocolate starfish and other food products and linkin park with their piano slow music!!!Yo Cannibal Corpse wishes they were that bad even though Liberman and Dole tried to get them banned in the USA,and they are banned from playing Germany,and are banned in New Zealand and 2 other countries. They wish they were as bad as them!Yo either you like popular music or you don't and you aren't cool know what i'm saying? So please don't listen to anything with music that is hard to play or wit vocal notes that are very challenging to make and sound good and not boring or want to put you to sleep. So please listen to cool stuff that is so bad and rebelious and makes you a gang member and if someone plays C C...kindly ask them to turn it down a skotch. Peace yall! I'm outta here to listen to some Korn!!Wow!!!Wow this is loud and bad!O that guitar work is so good!!Over and over again low riffs!!1 I love it!!!! Peace!!!Tu Pac lives!!!!"-sorry i had to show you that embarrissing mess.Got to go burn some Drowning Pool and Limp Bizket cds outside with my friends!!Say no to lame music!!Later."