History Music / CannibalCorpse

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* Alex Webster – bass guitar (1988–present)

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* Alex Webster – bass guitar (1988–present)
11th Jul '16 9:01:13 PM Edgecrusher666
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Cannibal Corpse is an American DeathMetal band formed in 1988. They are one of the few death metal bands known in the mainstream; this is due to their extreme, {{Gorn}}-filled lyrics, which have caused immense controversy in several countries. They have had little TV or radio exposure, but remain one of the most popular (if not ''the'' most popular) death metal bands. They are certainly among the top-selling, and are considered one of the most influential death metal bands of all time, pushing forward the subgenre of "brutal death metal".

Their current lineup consists of George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (vocals)[[note]]who was the inspiration for ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''[='=]s Nathan Explosion and also voiced a character in that show[[/note]], Alex Webster (bass), Paul Mazurkiewicz (drums), and guitarists Pat O'Brien and Rob Barrett. They have had quite a few past members, the most notable of these being Chris Barnes, their first vocalist, who is now the frontman of another death metal band, Music/{{Six Feet Under}} (not to be confused with [[Series/SixFeetUnder the show]], of course).

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Cannibal Corpse is an American DeathMetal band formed in 1988. They are one of the few death metal bands known in the mainstream; this is due to their extreme, {{Gorn}}-filled lyrics, which have caused immense controversy in several countries. They have had little TV or radio exposure, but remain one of the most popular (if not ''the'' most popular) death metal bands. They are certainly among the top-selling, and are considered one of the most influential death metal bands of all time, pushing forward the subgenre of "brutal death metal".

Their current lineup consists of George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (vocals)[[note]]who was the inspiration for ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''[='=]s Nathan Explosion and also voiced a character in that show[[/note]], Alex Webster (bass), Paul Mazurkiewicz (drums), and guitarists Pat O'Brien and Rob Barrett. They have had quite a few past members, the most notable of these being Chris Barnes, their first vocalist, who is now the frontman of another death metal band, Music/{{Six Feet Under}} (not to be confused with [[Series/SixFeetUnder the show]], of course).
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'''[+Current band members+]:'''
* Alex Webster – bass guitar (1988–present)
* Paul Mazurkiewicz – drums (1988–present)
* Rob Barrett – rhythm guitar (1993-1997, 2005–present)
* George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher – vocals (1995–present)
* Pat O'Brien – lead guitar (1997–present)

'''[+Former members+]:'''
* Jack Owen – rhythm guitar (1988–2004)
* Chris Barnes – vocals (1988–1995)
* Bob Rusay – lead guitar (1988–1993)

'''[+Former members+]:'''
* Jeremy Turner – guitar (2004–2005)

'''[+Discography+]:'''
11th Jul '16 8:57:44 PM Edgecrusher666
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** [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Patrick

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** [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: PatrickPat



* HairTodayGoneTomorrow: Jack Owen. Rob is also getting there.

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* HairTodayGoneTomorrow: Jack Owen. Rob Barrett is also getting there.



* IAmTheBand: Paul and Alex are not only the only original members left, but they compose most of the songs and write the vast majority of the lyrics as of Chris Barnes' departure.
* IconicItem: Alex's blood spatter-patterned Spector signature bass.

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* IAmTheBand: Paul Mazurkiewicz and Alex Webster are not only the only original members left, but they compose most of the songs and write the vast majority of the lyrics as of Chris Barnes' departure.
* IconicItem: Alex's Alex Webster's blood spatter-patterned Spector signature bass.



* TheKillerBecomesTheKilled: "Condemned to Agony".

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* TheKillerBecomesTheKilled: "Condemned to Agony".Agony."



* LeadDrummer: Paul is one of two remaining founding members, in addition to writing the lion's share of their lyrics and quite a bit of their music as well.

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* LeadDrummer: Paul Mazurkiewicz is one of two remaining founding members, in addition to writing the lion's share of their lyrics and quite a bit of their music as well.



* LongRunnerLineUp: The Fisher/O'Brien/Barrett/Webster/Mazurkiewicz lineup is a Type 2 as of 2015.

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* LongRunnerLineUp: The Fisher/O'Brien/Barrett/Webster/Mazurkiewicz Mazurkiewicz/Webster/Barrett/Fisher/O'Brien lineup is a Type 2 as of 2015.



* MinisculeRocking: There are quite a few songs under two minutes: "Put Them to Death," "Bloody Chunks," "Puncture Wound Massacre," "Disposal of the Body", "Dismembered and Molested", "Crushing the Despised," "Savage Butchery," "Severed Head Stoning", and "Scalding Hail"

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* MinisculeRocking: There are quite a few songs under two minutes: "Put Them to Death," "Bloody Chunks," "Puncture Wound Massacre," "Disposal of the Body", "Dismembered and Molested", "Crushing the Despised," "Savage Butchery," "Severed Head Stoning", Stoning." and "Scalding Hail"Hail."



* OlderThanTheyLook: Corpsegrinder looks like he is in his mid or ''maybe'' late 30s. He's actually 46, making him less than two years younger than former vocalist Chris Barnes (who looks good for being in his late 40's but is visibly middle-aged). This also holds true for most of the band; Rob is the only one who is starting to show his age (he is also 46) by way of an ever growing bald spot.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Corpsegrinder looks like he is in his mid or ''maybe'' late 30s. He's 30's. He is actually 46, 47, making him less than two years younger than former vocalist Chris Barnes (who looks good for being in his late 40's but is visibly middle-aged). This also holds true for most of the band; Rob is the only one who is starting to show his age (he is also 46) 47) by way of an ever growing bald spot.



* TheQuietOne: Apparently, Alex Webster. He's known for being extremely friendly and passionate, however.
* RapunzelHair: Fisher. It has made his exceedingly fast windmills an iconic part of the band's identity.

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* TheQuietOne: Apparently, Alex Webster. He's He is known for being extremely friendly and passionate, however.
* RapunzelHair: Fisher.Corpsegrinder. It has made his exceedingly fast windmills an iconic part of the band's identity.



* SerialEscalation: The increasing technical proficiency of the bassists that Webster had to share the stage with in Cannibal's early days wound up being what drove him to achieve the extreme level of technical proficiency that he's famous for now. At the start, he was only using two fingers (by his own admission, he ''was'' up to a pretty good speed level with them), but when he saw Tony Choy (who was in Music/{{Cynic}} at the time and played with three fingers) and Jason Blachowicz of Malevolent Creation (who played with four), he realized that he really needed to step it up and made the transition to three, using a specific technique that he learned from [[Music/{{Death}} Steve DiGiorgio]] (then of Sadus) to achieve even greater levels of speed while maintaining greater control.

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* SerialEscalation: The increasing technical proficiency of the bassists that Alex Webster had to share the stage with in Cannibal's Cannibal Corpse's early days wound up being what drove him to achieve the extreme level of technical proficiency that he's he is famous for now. At the start, he was only using two fingers (by his own admission, he ''was'' up to a pretty good speed level with them), but when he saw Tony Choy (who was in Music/{{Cynic}} at the time and played with three fingers) and Jason Blachowicz of Malevolent Creation (who played with four), he realized that he really needed to step it up and made the transition to three, using a specific technique that he learned from [[Music/{{Death}} Steve DiGiorgio]] (then of Sadus) to achieve even greater levels of speed while maintaining greater control.



* TechnicalDeathMetal: Some of their later work falls under this, particularly O'Brien's songs. "Frantic Disembowelment", in particular, is notoriously complex and demanding; the band only played it live once and dropped it because the crowd reaction was not anywhere near enthusiastic enough to justify keeping a song that is apparently physically painful to play on the setlist.

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* TechnicalDeathMetal: Some of their later work falls under this, particularly Pat O'Brien's songs. "Frantic Disembowelment", Disembowelment," in particular, is notoriously complex and demanding; the band only played it live once and dropped it because the crowd reaction was not anywhere near enthusiastic enough to justify keeping a song that is apparently physically painful to play on the setlist.



* TheXOfY: "Gallery of Suicide", "Disposal of the Body", "Centuries of Torment", "Chambers of Blood", "Mutation of the Cadaver", "Pit of Zombies", "The Discipline of Revenge", "Priests of Sodom", "A Cauldron of Hate", "Scourge of Iron", "Vector of Cruelty."

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* TheXOfY: "Gallery of Suicide", Suicide," "Disposal of the Body", Body," "Centuries of Torment", Torment," "Chambers of Blood", Blood," "Mutation of the Cadaver", Cadaver," "Pit of Zombies", Zombies," "The Discipline of Revenge", Revenge," "Priests of Sodom", Sodom," "A Cauldron of Hate", Hate," "Scourge of Iron", Iron," "Vector of Cruelty."
11th Jul '16 8:51:01 PM Edgecrusher666
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** Glen Benton from Deicide does back-up vocals on "Mangled, "A Skull Full of Maggots" and "Vomit the Soul".

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** Glen Benton from Deicide does back-up vocals on "Mangled, "A Skull Full of Maggots" and "Vomit the Soul".Soul."



* DeathFromAbove: "Scalding Hail"

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* DeathFromAbove: "Scalding Hail"Hail."



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first album had a more thrash metal-esque tone to it, and Chris Barnes' vocals were less guttural. This is because a fair bit of that album was comprised of leftovers from Leviathan and Tirant Sin that Barnes, Rusay, and Mazurkiewicz had sitting around and wanted to use.
* EatenAlive: This is what happens to the protagonist in "Devoured by Vermin". Even though his heart, lungs, and other vital organs are being ripped out, he can still feel pain.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first album had a more thrash metal-esque tone to it, and Chris Barnes' vocals were less guttural. This is because a fair bit of that album was comprised of leftovers from Leviathan and Tirant Sin that Barnes, Rusay, Chris, Paul Mazurkiewicz, and Mazurkiewicz Bob Rusay had sitting around and wanted to use.
* EatenAlive: This is what happens to the protagonist in "Devoured by Vermin". Vermin." Even though his heart, lungs, and other vital organs are being ripped out, he can still feel pain.



* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Alex
** TheLancer: Corpsegrinder
** TheSmartGuy: Rob
** TheBigGuy: Paul
** [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Patrick



* HairTodayGoneTomorrow: Jack Owen. Rob Barrett is also getting there.
* HarshVocals: Barnes had far deeper and huskier growls while Fisher had [[MotorMouth faster ones]], while making more use of the occasional MetalScream.

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* HairTodayGoneTomorrow: Jack Owen. Rob Barrett is also getting there.
* HarshVocals: Chris Barnes had far deeper and huskier growls while Fisher Corpsegrinder had [[MotorMouth faster ones]], while making more use of the occasional MetalScream.



* IAmTheBand: Alex Webster and Paul Mazurkiewicz are not only the only original members left, but they compose most of the songs and write the vast majority of the lyrics as of Chris Barnes' departure.
* IconicItem: Webster's blood spatter-patterned Spector signature bass.
* IllKillYou: The song "I Will Kill You".
* ImAHumanitarian: It's in their name, and a lot of their songs feature this.
* ILoveTheDead: A common theme in their songs, such as with "Born in a Casket".
* IncrediblyLongNote: Corpsegrinder does a 15-second scream in "They Deserve to Die".

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* IAmTheBand: Paul and Alex Webster and Paul Mazurkiewicz are not only the only original members left, but they compose most of the songs and write the vast majority of the lyrics as of Chris Barnes' departure.
* IconicItem: Webster's Alex's blood spatter-patterned Spector signature bass.
* IllKillYou: The song "I Will Kill You".
You."
* ImAHumanitarian: It's It is in their name, and a lot of their songs feature this.
* ILoveTheDead: A common theme in their songs, such as with "Born in a Casket".
Casket."
* IncrediblyLongNote: Corpsegrinder does a 15-second scream in "They Deserve to Die".Die."



* LeadBassist: Alex Webster, Type A and C, as he's both astoundingly skilled and massively influential among metal bassists in addition to having always been the guiding force behind the band.
* LeadDrummer: Mazurkiewicz is one of two remaining founding members, in addition to writing the lion's share of their lyrics and quite a bit of their music as well.

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* LeadBassist: Alex Webster, Type A and C, as he's he is both astoundingly skilled and massively influential among metal bassists in addition to having always been the guiding force behind the band.
* LeadDrummer: Mazurkiewicz Paul is one of two remaining founding members, in addition to writing the lion's share of their lyrics and quite a bit of their music as well.



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Corpsegrinder is, according to those who know him, an extremely friendly person and a ''devoted'' father. You'd never know it from the music. This extends to the band as a whole; anyone who has ever met them or toured with them will have nothing but good things to say about them as people, and they're also known for using their star power to push for up-and-coming bands to share touring bills with them.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Corpsegrinder is, according to those who know him, an extremely friendly person and a ''devoted'' father. You'd You would never know it from the music. This extends to the band as a whole; anyone who has ever met them or toured with them will have nothing but good things to say about them as people, and they're they are also known for using their star power to push for up-and-coming bands to share touring bills with them.



* MinisculeRocking: There are quite a few songs under 2 minutes: "Put Them to Death", "Bloody Chunks", "Puncture Wound Massacre", "Disposal of the Body", "Dismembered and Molested", "Crushing the Despised", "Savage Butchery", "Severed Head Stoning", and "Scalding Hail"

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* MinisculeRocking: There are quite a few songs under 2 two minutes: "Put Them to Death", Death," "Bloody Chunks", Chunks," "Puncture Wound Massacre", Massacre," "Disposal of the Body", "Dismembered and Molested", "Crushing the Despised", Despised," "Savage Butchery", Butchery," "Severed Head Stoning", and "Scalding Hail"



* MisogynySong: Barnes was ''very'' fond of this when he was in the band. A couple post-Barnes songs qualify, but even those are far tamer than anything that he ever wrote.

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* MisogynySong: Chris Barnes was ''very'' fond of this when he was in the band. A couple post-Barnes songs qualify, but even those are far tamer than anything that he ever wrote.



** Also, in "Rabid", the scream of "RABBIDDD!" has been misheard as "RABBBITTTTT!"

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** Also, in "Rabid", "Rabid," the scream of "RABBIDDD!" has been misheard as "RABBBITTTTT!"



* MoralGuardians: The band was a favorite target of them in the mid 90's, coming under attack from both [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad the left]] and [[ActivistFundamentalistAntics the right]] for their lyrics and cover art. Their albums were outright banned in Australia from 1996 to 2006, their first three albums were also banned in Germany until 2006, and they were prohibited from performing any songs from those albums while touring there. Unfortunately, it's still ongoing, as there's currently an effort to ban them from touring in Russia.

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* MoralGuardians: The band was a favorite target of them in the mid 90's, coming under attack from both [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad the left]] and [[ActivistFundamentalistAntics the right]] for their lyrics and cover art. Their albums were outright banned in Australia from 1996 to 2006, their first three albums were also banned in Germany until 2006, and they were prohibited from performing any songs from those albums while touring there. Unfortunately, it's it is still ongoing, as there's currently an effort to ban them from touring in Russia.



* MotorMouth: Corpsegrinder is shown to be one of these on some of their faster songs like "Severed Head Stoning" and "Disposal of the Body".

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* MotorMouth: Corpsegrinder is shown to be one of these on some of their faster songs like "Severed Head Stoning" and "Disposal of the Body".Body."



* NewSoundAlbum: ''Vile'' was the first album to feature their new vocalist Corpsegrinder and also featured lower tunings (B-flat, aided by Jack Owen switching to a seven-string; Barrett and O'Brien still use this tuning, but are strictly six-string players) and more technical songwriting.
* NonAppearingTitle: "Hammer Smashed Face", "Fucked with a Knife", "Stripped, Raped and Strangled", and many others.

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Vile'' was the first album to feature their new vocalist Corpsegrinder and also featured lower tunings (B-flat, aided by Jack Owen switching to a seven-string; Barrett Rob and O'Brien Patrick still use this tuning, but are strictly six-string players) and more technical songwriting.
* NonAppearingTitle: "Hammer Smashed Face", Face," "Fucked with a Knife", Knife," "Stripped, Raped and Strangled", Strangled," and many others.



* OlderThanTheyLook: Corpsegrinder looks like he's in his mid or ''maybe'' late 30s. He's actually 46, making him less than 2 years younger than former vocalist Chris Barnes (who looks good for being in his late 40s but is visibly middle aged). This also holds true for most of the band; Rob Barrett is the only one who is starting to show his age (he's also 46) by way of an ever-growing bald spot.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Corpsegrinder looks like he's he is in his mid or ''maybe'' late 30s. He's actually 46, making him less than 2 two years younger than former vocalist Chris Barnes (who looks good for being in his late 40s 40's but is visibly middle aged). middle-aged). This also holds true for most of the band; Rob Barrett is the only one who is starting to show his age (he's (he is also 46) by way of an ever-growing ever growing bald spot.



* SwarmOfRats: "Devoured By Vermin"

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* SwarmOfRats: "Devoured By Vermin"Vermin."



* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Mazurkiewicz's drumming style. While the guitar and bass tracks are frequently extremely technical, Mazurkiewicz sticks almost exclusively to thrash beats and the occasional blast, with fills being few and far between.

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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Paul Mazurkiewicz's drumming style. While the guitar and bass tracks are frequently extremely technical, Mazurkiewicz Paul sticks almost exclusively to thrash beats and the occasional blast, with fills being few and far between.



* TitleOnlyChorus: "Severed Head Stoning".

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* TitleOnlyChorus: "Severed Head Stoning".Stoning."



* TheXOfY: "Gallery of Suicide", "Disposal of the Body", "Centuries of Torment", "Chambers of Blood", "Mutation of the Cadaver", "Pit of Zombies", "The Discipline of Revenge", "Priests of Sodom", "A Cauldron of Hate", "Scourge of Iron", "Vector of Cruelty"

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* TheXOfY: "Gallery of Suicide", "Disposal of the Body", "Centuries of Torment", "Chambers of Blood", "Mutation of the Cadaver", "Pit of Zombies", "The Discipline of Revenge", "Priests of Sodom", "A Cauldron of Hate", "Scourge of Iron", "Vector of Cruelty"
Cruelty."
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* TheTitling: "The Bleeding"
27th Dec '15 11:36:07 AM nombretomado
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Their current lineup consists of George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (vocals)[[note]]who was the inspiration for ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''[='=]s Nathan Explosion and also voiced a character in that show[[/note]], Alex Webster (bass), Paul Mazurkiewicz (drums), and guitarists Pat O'Brien and Rob Barrett. They have had quite a few past members, the most notable of these being Chris Barnes, their first vocalist, who is now the frontman of another death metal band, Music/{{Six Feet Under}} (not to be confused with [[SixFeetUnder the show]], of course).

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Their current lineup consists of George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (vocals)[[note]]who was the inspiration for ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''[='=]s Nathan Explosion and also voiced a character in that show[[/note]], Alex Webster (bass), Paul Mazurkiewicz (drums), and guitarists Pat O'Brien and Rob Barrett. They have had quite a few past members, the most notable of these being Chris Barnes, their first vocalist, who is now the frontman of another death metal band, Music/{{Six Feet Under}} (not to be confused with [[SixFeetUnder [[Series/SixFeetUnder the show]], of course).
27th Dec '15 11:31:19 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* DropTheHammer: Hammer Smashed Face, natch.

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* DropTheHammer: Hammer "Hammer Smashed Face, natch.Face."
18th Dec '15 6:32:27 PM Metalhead14
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** Also the UrExample and arguable TropeMaker for Brutal Death Metal (both musically and lyrically), though really only ''Butchered at Birth'' and ''Tomb of the Mutilated'' qualify.

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** Also the UrExample and arguable TropeMaker for Brutal Death Metal (both musically and lyrically), though really only ''Butchered at Birth'' and ''Tomb of the Mutilated'' qualify.lyrically).
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