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Album Review

Released on Metal Blade in 1996, Vile is the first Cannibal Corpse recording to feature vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher. The band had built up a considerable following within the death metal community, and that success continued as Fisher brought a vocal dynamism and character that livened up the band's six-year-old sound. Fisher's ability to match the musical intensity and rhythm of Vile's more complicated assemblages of riffs created a more sophisticated yet equally tortuous essence. Both the album art and song titles — while gruesome to the extreme — were somewhat toned down when compared to earlier Cannibal Corpse efforts. The band members might have been put off by so many accusations of novelty, and intent on proving their worth as musicians. Vile demonstrates a commitment to musical growth: Tracks like "Devoured by Vermin" and "Bloodlands" feature more complex, focused, and just plain interesting musical ideas as well as precise execution. Fans of death metal who haven't yet discovered Cannibal Corpse would be wise to give Vile an open-minded listen, in order to understand how this group has managed to pull off thousands of successful shows and maintain such a rabid following.

Customer Reviews


Why do you review bands you don't like? You make people think the band is something they wouldn't like soley on the fact that YOU don't like them. Nothing you say is a review, it's just a stupid rant about a band you don't like. That being said. This album is pure brutality. Puncture Wound Massacre is a great example of how hard these guys can shred. A definite must in my book!


the greatest death metal band on the planet delivers yet again, with some of their best work. my favorites are ORGASM THROUGH TORTURE and DEVOURED BY VERMIN. and if this isnt real music why did it make the billboard 200? although all a review is is just an opinion, i do agree that you shouldnt just rant on some band you dont like just cuz it doesnt appeal to you. just go back and listen to your good charlotte records and maybe grow a pair, woman.

Cest super cool

This album really got to me. It got me through all the bad times: when my wife commited suicide, when i got ball cancer, and when i got herpes. I believe this album is very inspirational to people in tough times.


Formed: 1988 in Buffalo, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

"If vomit were a movie, this would be the soundtrack," wrote one critic of Cannibal Corpse's music, some of the most extreme, violent death metal sounds and subject matter ever committed to tape. Reveling in splatter-horror imagery in their often indecipherable lyrics, the group's graphic album artwork and song titles like "Meat Hook Sodomy," "Entrails Ripped from a Virgin's Cunt," "Fucked with a Knife," and so on, have -- not surprisingly -- attracted a fair amount of controversy and sometimes resulted...
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