A lot of live albums are lacking. They feature little content, overdubs, and the like. However, this album isn’t one of them. You get 18 bona-fide classics, and plenty of talk in between songs. Each song sounds faster and heavier than the studio version, even with the occasional mistake. My only complaint is the lack of a lyric sheet, so the songs on albums I don’t have will make more sense. But I forgive them.Also, if you are looking to get into the band, this is an excellant starting point.
- (Hed) Pe pride themselves in their station as a rap-metal hybrid who aren t just about a predictable guitar assault with a few tossed in rhymes. The California band truly exists as both hip-hop innovators and metal provocateurs (mixing in a few other styles to boot). It s a mixture best appreciated in the live setting, and the 2008 record (as paired with a DVD) brings you as close to the experienc
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The back of the case says it all “THERE ARE NO OVERDUBS OF ANY KIND ON THE MAKING OF THIS CD.” Nore is anything fancy needed to make this record sound better. This is the first Cannibal Corpse record I purchased and only because I wasn’t sure which album to start with so I figured I’d get something with all their best material on it. George Fisher’s lead vocals could not be any stronger, this guy is definitely one of the best death vocalists in the world! The guitar work is fast and full of life ( or should I say death!). The bass also stands out as amazing, I can’t think of anyone nowadays in music who can whale on that four stringer like Alex Webster can, this guy is FAST! All in all, if you’re into death metal, or want to get into music with more brutality, BUY THIS ALBUM. It’ll spin on your cd player many times to come.
This album has all of Cannibal Corpse’s best songs. Sure, the lyrics are some of the sickest around, but the riffs are amazing. The highlights were definitely “Stripped Raped & Strangled” and “Hammer Smashed Face,” two of Cannibal’s best songs ever, and even better live! If you’re interested in getting into Cannibal Corpse, or brutal/gore metal in general, this cd is for you. And if you don’t like the lyrics (if you do then I think you should be checked into an insane asylum) then just don’t read the booklet!
Don’t let the sinister name fool you! “Cannibal Corpse” is the one of the most beautiful Christian groups around today. In 1998, they won a Grammy for best vocal performance by a new artist–though it should have been for “Most Angelic Voice.” Indeed, their amazing, almost divinely-inspired talent at the microphone shames even the Tallis Scholars and the Collegium Musicum Leipzig to the ignoble margins of musical mediocrity. Each musical creation by this group speaks to the soul like a little blessing from Heaven. Charlotte Church, eat your heart out (in this case, literally).Nowhere else can you experience the sheer bliss of Cannibal Corpse’s dulcet troubadour renditions of the holiest hymns and psalms than on this Heaven-sent Live CD. For example, the song “Blowtorch Slaughter” (Track II) features a striking antiphonal chorus of bass against tenor voices for the first dozen bars, before the seraphim singing of the soprano chorus slowly melds in to the glorious melee. It is just like a motet by John Taverner or Josquin Desprez, but so much more! So unique and symbolic is the refrain’s imagery that even John Donne could not further refine and elevate the lyrics! A cantata profunda so riveting that it makes Orff’s “Carmina Burana” sound like a mere nursery rhyme!”Meat Hook Sodomy” (Track X), a sympathetic account of Genesis Book 19, features the most delicate harp playing that rivals even Charles Gounod’s beloved “Ave Maria” arpeggio accompaniment (adapted, of course, from Bach’s famous C major prelude) as performed by the Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields in their famous 1978 recording, “Live from the Vatican” (London/Decca). And as for “Skull Full of Maggots” (Track XVII) and “Hammer Smashed Face” (Track XVIII), well, all I can possibly say is “Hallelujah!”This CD is a treasury of all that is right in the world–justice, compassion, humanity, love, kindness, charity, and most of all, religious devotion. Whether you play it in the car on the way to church, or use it as background music to lull your infant to sleep, your soul will be just a little bit closer to God after each wonderful song.
Even though it has been a recent trend for Death Metal bands to release a live album, it’s a good way for their fans who cannot see them in concert to hear what they sound like live. Live Cannibalism is a good album, you can hear every instrument and the sound quality is very clear. I have been a fan of this band since Eaten Back To Life, and they just keep getting better, and they can pull everything off live as well. I have seen them twice, and this CD just brings back all of those memories, the only thing is I saw them live with Chris Barnes, but “Corpsegrinder” is a welcome change to Barnes unintelligible grunts. Although I do prefer Barnes lyrics to the new ones. This CD has a great mix of old and new songs by the band as well. If you are really into Corpse, you will not be disapointed by this CD. I highly recommended it to all fans of this band. Keep it heavy, and grind on. Later.