Release Date: Apr 16, 2021
Record label: Metal Blade
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal
Meat's back on the menu, boys. The notorious American cannibal gang has been accumulating dead bodies for three decades now in an unprecedented killing spree. The pile of corpses is so impressive that even the cold-hearted cannot remain indifferent to a slaughter of this magnitude. Meat hook sodomy, necrophilia, severe decapitation, disembowelment - you name it.
Who on this wretched, godforsaken earth could have imagined a way for Cannibal Corpse to age gracefully? Probably not the label head at Metal Blade, who admits to signing the Buffalo death metal band in 1989 mostly because they had a song on their demo called "A Skull Full of Maggots." And likely not Jim Carrey, who asked them to appear in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective after spotting their gruesome album cover in a shop and becoming fascinated. And definitely not the conservative pundits who, as they ascended to cult stardom in the 1990s, positioned their shocking song titles alongside hip-hop as everything wrong with pop culture. Even within Cannibal Corpse, things were touch and go for a while.