Cannibal Corpse
Vile


4.5
superb

Review

by CoRpSeSlAyEr USER (1 Reviews)
December 31st, 2006 | 102 replies | 15,057 views


Release Date: 1996 | Tracklist


This album was kind of a rebirth fo Cannibal Corpse. They had just gotten rid of their former vocalist Chris Barnes and they were starting to have a newer sound. This is the first album to feature George"Corpsegrinder"Fisher on vocals. Vile is not only the first album to feature "Corpsegrinder", but also their best , in my opinion. With every song being a classic in my opinion, I will try to describe each song differently, and why each song is a classic. NOTE: This music is not for everybody, so do not critisize this review based on the music.

TRACKLIST:
1. Devoured by Vermin
2. Mummified In Barbed Wire
3. Perverse Suffering
4. Disfigured
5. Bloodlands
6. Puncture Wound Massacre
7. Relentless Beating
8. Absolute Hatred
9. Eaten From Inside
10. Orgasm Through Torture
11. Monolith

1. Devoured By Vermin- 5/5
This song is one of the most popular songs by Cannibal Corpse. It starts off with a scream from "Corpsegrinder that lasts for what seems like forever. Great Chorus to this song, it will stick in your head. This is a great example of their new sound. (At the time). This track is a great start to this album.

2. Mummified in Barbed Wire - 4/5
It starts off with fastest lyrics I have ever heard. He sings about an entire paragraph in about 5 seconds. It is certaintly not the best on the album, but pretty good. Another great chorus to this song. This is a great song because it doesn't drag on at all, it starts off just as fast as it ends. Nice solos to.

3. Perverse Suffering - 4.5/5
One of the longest songs of the album clocking in at 4:14. This might be the most popular song off this album to corpse fans. I can completely understand why, but it is not my personal favorite. This song has a great bridge. It is even better than the chorus, which is kind of odd. Great song otherwise.

4. Disfigured - 5/5
This might be my all-time favorite song from the "Corpsegrinder" era. Everything about this song is great. The best intro to any song on this album. This is the song that really got me into them. It is a song about someone that just hates himself and finds odd ways to self-mutilation. GREAT SONG.

5. Bloodlands - 3.5/5
This is the second longest song on the album clocking on at 4:20. It starts off with a great intro, probably one of the slowest of any corpse song. The only problem I have with this song is that it kind of drags on a little bit. Still a great song even though it is the slowest song that I have heard from them. It's kind of a good change from them. They should try slowing some of their songs down in the future because it just gives songs a very dark atmosphere.

6. Puncture Wound Massacre - 4/5
Stab, hack, slash, kill is repeated over and over again in the intro to this song. Pretty good intro if I do say so myself. The shortest song on this album by far, it clocks in at 1:41. The good thing about short songs is that it just gets to the point and does not drag on. That is exactly what this song is, a great short song that gets to the point.

7. Relenless Beating - 3.5/5
There is not much to say about this song. This is the only instrumental song on the album. In fact it is the first instrumental they had ever done (at the time). Pretty shiort song at 2:14. Good instrumental, but From Skin to Liquid off of Gallery of Suicide is better. Still this song is worth a listen.

8. Absolute Hatred - 4/5
This song is very similar to Bloodlands, because it isn't the fastest and still is awesome. The vocal patterns to this song are pretty much like evey other song on the album, so that is why I will only give it a 4/5. Still a great song that is worth a listen or two because of the intensity the song brings.

9. Eaten From Inside - 4/5
This has probably the coolest intro little solo that I have heard from them. It just sounds so cool. Again the same type of vocal patterns, but with some little differences that make this song stand out. As the title reads this song is another song not for the weak at heart. Greta song and one of the albums classics.

10. Orgasm Through Torture - 5/5
Probably the sickest song on the album. Great chorus and a very differnt vocal pattern that sets this song apart from the others. One of the best songs the band has ever put out. Take my word for it. You will not be dissapointed. Great song structure also. Love that bridge, it just leaves the song on a great outro to complete the song.

11. Monolith - 5/5
What can I say about this song? The second best song on the album. It is the longest song on the album at 4:24. The best chorus of any song on the album. Very different type of song especially for them. It still keeps that rage that every Corpse song has, but very easy to remember and is a great exit to a great album. This is a terrific closer that tops any closer on any of the other albums.

Conc. So that is it, my first review. This album was just a great begining to a great career of "Corpsegrinder" that is still going on to this day. It is amazing that this is his first with the band, because it is so good. Love them or Hate them you have got to give them props for making their first album with a new vocalist their best. That is very rare. (Except for Back in Black). All in all, a great album.

And for all of those haters of them out there, give this album a listen it might change your mind on the whole Death Metal Genre.


Bob Dylan: "Do not critisize what you don't understand".


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kyle666
January 1st 2007


24 Comments


decent review

megadeth101
January 1st 2007


865 Comments


I disagree I think "Devoured By Vermin" is horrible but I don't like death metal period.

diefamous
January 1st 2007


281 Comments


nice quote at the end there. good review as well.

CoRpSeSlAyEr
January 1st 2007


855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Yeah, I felt it necessary to put that quote in mainly because people critisize bands like cannibal corpse without trying to understand what these types of bands are really about.

Foodforthegods
April 8th 2007


425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I just bought the special edition and it's fucking brutal. Devoured By Vermins is an insane opener. Great death metal but not an evolution. Great Performance by Corpsegrinder.

Foodforthegods
April 8th 2007


425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Corpseslayer is right

CoRpSeSlAyEr
April 8th 2007


855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Yes, i am. Anyways, i bought that special edition too. It comes with a cool concert dvd from the year it came out.

Foodforthegods
April 8th 2007


425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The dvd kinda sucks...but the cd is awesome. At first I wanna buy this record for the dvd but after listening to the cd I'm not dissapointed. I have Kill and Vile. Now I wanna try some old stuff like Tomb Of The Mutilated.

CoRpSeSlAyEr
April 8th 2007


855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Check out Butchered at Birth, that, in my opinion, is the best album with chris barnes on vocals.This Message Edited On 04.08.07

Monticello
April 19th 2007


805 Comments


Remarkably tame cover.
Can't really tell what's going on with his arms though.
They look like cigarettes to me...

LifeInABox
April 19th 2007


3708 Comments


he's "mummafied in barbed wire" and his weiner is showing.

Monticello
April 20th 2007


805 Comments


Ahh ok

Gotta point out the weiner, don't you

cvlts
April 20th 2007


8955 Comments


HAHA, its cannibal corpse... what'd ya expect? lol

LifeInABox
April 24th 2007


3708 Comments


haha you said it was tame

LifeInABox
April 24th 2007


3708 Comments


anyway. So i have KILL, Tomb of The Mutilated, Butchered At Birth, and The Bleeding. Should i get this one next or Gallery of Suicide?

CoRpSeSlAyEr
April 24th 2007


855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Get this one first. Then get Bloodthirst before Gallery of Suicide. it is hard for me to rank ther albums because i love every single song from all of the albums, (except for slain on The Wretched Spawn). I just like Vile a little bit more than Gallery of Suicide, but like i said, i love them all.

LifeInABox
April 24th 2007


3708 Comments


ahh yeh so far i love all the ones i have. What about Eaten. Should i pick that up before or after this?

CoRpSeSlAyEr
April 24th 2007


855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Well, Eaten is there most old school death album, so if you like old school death metal then Eaten... is the way to go. If you like more modern death metal, then go with Vile. Eaten Back To Life is one of the most classic death metal albums of all time though. It's sentimental value for me goes through the roof.

LifeInABox
April 24th 2007


3708 Comments


yes yes. Its like The Leoprosy of Cannibal Corpse stuff i guess is what your saying. Well, i still think of CC as new School kinda. Death, Morbid Angel, that kinda stuff to me is old school.

CoRpSeSlAyEr
April 24th 2007


855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

It's weird because corpse started out with death and morbid angel style vocals (before even Eaten... back in the late 80's). Eaten Back to Life's vocals are a lot more audible, meaning that they are not as low as the next album (Butchered at Birth). If you get their box set, there is the video of their first concert ever together in 1989. It is really cool, Chris Barnes' vocals are very different and sound more thrash metal and very different from even eaten... and even more different than their later releases with chris on vocals.



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