This is the first Cannibal Corpse Album produced by Neil Kernon. I knew nothing about Neil Kernon before I saw his name on “The wretched Spawn” his second producing of a CC album. All I know about Kernon is that he fits perfectly with Fisher and the rest of the Corpse. My favorte Cannibal Corpse album is The Wretched Spawn, then this comes second. Of course these are in the Fisher era of Cannibal Corpse, but I also like GB and TWS better than ALL the CC albums, the previous Fischer albums and those with Chris Barnes. The best Corpse Album I liked from The Barnes era was The Bleeding. But Gore Obsessed and The Wretched Spawn are better in my humble opinion. Gore Obessed is the start of the AWESOME Cannibal Corpse era to me, thanks to Kernon. Heavy album with the gore lyrics that everybody knows, Fischer’s sceams which want to make me scream myself, all make a great album. Not to be missed by any Cannibal Corspe fan, Death Metal fan, or any metal fan. Go for it! This was the start people, support it and lets hope it continues.
Band’s 8th full-length studio album, produced by Cannibal Corpse and multi-platinum first time Corpse producer Neil Kernon (Queensryche, Nevermore, Skrew, Macabre & more) focusing on technically powerful guitars and unmatched bass & drum syncopation that will leave the current crop of corporate makeup metallers slack jawed. The CD cover will be masked for retail outlets as no ’censored’ cover will be available domestically. NOTE – INITIAL PRESSING WILL INCLUDE A COVER OF METALLICA’S ’NO REMORSE’, Identified By Factory Sticker. ONCE THEY ARE GONE, THIS REVERTS TO THE STANDARD RELEASE. METAL BLADE RECORDS. 2002.
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This is the best Cannibal Corpse album with George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher and gives me hope that this band may still have a bright future. The best part about this album is the vocals. Corpsegrinder seems to have finally gotten it right and his vocals absolutely shred. The best song on this album is “When Death Replaces Life”. The riff to that song is unbelievable and is one of the best Corpse songs of ALL TIME! If you thought Bloodthirst was boring be sure to check this out because Cannibal Corpse has improved big time. This surprises me because it is rare for a band that is 8+ albums into their career and they can still improve and put out high quality albums. Hail death metal!
In 1988 a small band from Buffalo, New York known Cannibal Corpse would play in local clubs. In 1989 Corpse made a demo that would soon reach Metal Blade Records. Metal Blade signed Corpse quickly because, they felt that they were like Slayer! They had the speed, the violent lyrics, everything was in this band that Slayer had. Slayer has already gotten signed onto a major label and have gotten huge over the past years and Slayer were on Metal Blade Records. They really thought that they could break through so they signed them and in 1990 they released their debut Eaten Back To Life. No one at the time knew who they were because, that album just like all of their other albums today has gotten zero radio airplay, and has had exposure from MTV. In 1991 they would release the album that really pissed people off known as Bucthered At Birth. When Bucthered At Birth came out people started finding out who they were and this is when the madness happened. Bucthered At Birth is completely outlawed in Germany and it wasn’t just because, of the gorified offensive lyrics it was because, of the album cover itself. Just like all of their other albums this one has the brutal easily offensive lyrics and the disgusting album cover. In 1992 they released Tomb Of The Mutilated and this is when the PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) would get on Corpse. From their it looked like the band was finished because, they had a very hard time getting noticed. In 1993 Corpse released their EP Hammer Smashed Face which contained their most popular song Hammer Smashed Face. In 1994 Corpse would release their last album with Chris Barnes on vocals for the very last time known as The Bleeding. At the same time they were asked to play in Tom Shadyac’s feature film debut Ace Ventura Pet Detective. They of course played a song in the film and since almost no one can understand what Chris was saying the song did not affect the ratings. After that film Corpse hit it big because, that was the first time they had really gotten noticed! When they got noticed on Ace Ventura one of their albums had actually gotten on The Top 200 Albums Billboard Charts! They would be known as the first death metal band to get on the charts! After Chris left Corpse had found a new vocalist that would soon become their actual front man! The new vocalist was George(Corpsegrinder)Fisher and he first appeared in 1996’s Vile. Most people completely hated George because, he was nothing like Chris at the time but, when Corpse released 1998’s Gallery Of Suicide fans would soon change! George got more into the music and the hate because, he wanted to be just as good as Chris or better. The album was very good but, was put down for having lazy drumming. In 1999 Corpse released Bloodthirst and in 2000 they released their first live album Live Cannibalism. In Febuary of 2002 Corpse would release what most fans including myself call Corpse at their finest hour! I think that it was in this album that Corpse started doing more different things because, they had a multi-platinum producer work with them! The producer helped Corpse on this album focus mostly on unmatched bass and drum syncopation. They also had powerful guitars that would match really well with their new songs! Corpse finally released the album called Gore Obsessed! This album is Corpse’s best yet! It actually helps them get noticed because, it doesn’t have an explicit label on it! However they made a limited edition version of it with Corpse doing a cover of Metallica’s No Remorse! They did this so that they could mask the album cover because, it was brutal just like the rest! The song Pit Of Zombies consist of alternating tempos while Mutilation Of The Cadaver has Corpsegrinder doing a 14 second blood curdling screech! Cannibal Corpse has now become an act that has never defied their fan base but, slowly building it to where more people know who this act is. Corpse are banned from playing in Australia, New Zealand, and Korea. Corpse have toured world wide and are still a great act after Chris’s departure from the band but, now Chris is with Six Feet Under. Corpse is a band that has a career of being around longer than a decade. This is real death metal and is out for the fans to buy!
I got this album when it was released. I have only heard of “Hatchet Unto The Head” on radio while I worked at Nightcrew… So it kinda inspired me of buying this album. The album “Gore Obsessed” is pretty much a “Bloodthirst” part 2 but a whole ALOT better in my opinion.Musically Cannibal Corpse has managed to create one of the best riffs ever made (listen to “When Dead Replaces Life” and you’ll know by what I mean). The production is very clean just like Bloodthirst. Lyrically, it hasn’t changed much so don’t expect any surprises. CorpseGrinder’s vocals are more amazing than Bloodthirst. Cannibal Corpse remains Cannibal Corpse and this work is their 2nd best release overall (their 1st would be Butchered At Birth). Anyways best tracks in this album are “Pit Of Zombies”, “Hatchet Unto The Head”, “Hung And Bled” and “When Dead Replaces Life”.Buy it now, it can become the greatest release of 2002.
A new Cannibal Corpse album. What’s new? Very little, and that’s the way it should be.You don’t buy a Cannibal Corpse album expecting subtlety, innovation, and great musicianship. You buy Cannibal Corpse expecting bludgeoning death metal, blood thirsty lyrics and great musicianship. Corpse’s riffs have become ever more complex over the years, and have continued to do so here. Hey, they ain’t Meshuggah or Atheist, but there’s a huge difference between what’s on offer here and their debut “Eaten Back To Life”. There are unexpected flourishes thrown in here and there, but the listenability remains. The solos are frenetic, as would be expected, but are perhaps a shade cleaner than in previous albums. The drumming is less straightforward than the earlier blast-blast-blast style, with a few odd rhythms thrown in. Never fear though, there are still still plenty of blast beats here!Perhaps the best feature of this new album are George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher’s vocals. They are actually clear enough for most of the lyrics to be understood without closely following the lyric sheet. Corpsegrinder is still bestial in his delivery, but now the murderous lyrical creations are given a fuller horrific scope. Corpsegrinder’s style suits the band far better than his long departed predecessor. He has developed a two tone style, both gutteral, adding a touch more variation and venom to the overall sound.”Hatchet To The Head” is bound to become a new moshpit favourite, with a shout along chorus in the vein of “Skull Full Of Maggots” and blast beats aplenty. “Dormant Bodies Bursting” sees the band cut back the speed a fraction on the chorus, to great effect. It’s downright menacing! There are no dud tracks here at all. The final act of this album is a surprising, but extremely well executed cover of Metallica’s “No Remorse”. To describe it as heavy is an understatement! A nice solo has been added at the beginning, and the rhythm and bass absolutely thunder along… This is really what this song SHOULD sound like!Cannibal Corpse don’t so much get in your face with this album, as leave you “Sanded Faceless”.