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YMMV: Cannibal Corpse
  • Awesome Music: Seriously, EVERYWHERE. Justified, too, as they placed third in Loudwire's "Extreme Metal Olympics", losing to the creators of death metal and a certain convention-challenging Japanese band.
  • Broken Base: Chris Barnes or George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher? Most modern-day fans prefer George, while most older fans prefer Chris.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Oh so very much. Examples of song titles: "Entrails Ripped from a Virgin's Cunt", "Fucked with a Knife", "Necropedophile", "I Cum Blood".
    • The lyrics of "Absolute Hatred" can be interpreted as racist.
  • Creepy Awesome: Hell yeah!
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Lounge version of "Rancid Amputation" by Andrew Hansen of The Chaser.
  • Ear Worm: Many of their songs, actually.
  • Epic Riff: "Scattered Remains, Splattered Brains", the doomy opening riffs of "Festering in the Crypt" and "When Death Replaces Life".
  • Face of the Band: Corpsegrinder is this to the general public as well as casual metal heads, but Alex is the face to fans of death metal.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Chris Barnes' whisper-like screams on "The Bleeding" album.
    • The choking sounds heard in the song "Force Fed Broken Glass"
  • Misattributed Song: Cannibal Corpse never did a song with GWAR called "We Are Your Enemy"; the song was done by Dying Fetus, and Dying Fetus alone. And "Damnation" is by Morbid Angel, not Cannibal Corpse. The latter mistake occurs much less, mostly due to Morbid Angel being the most famous death metal band aside from Cannibal Corpse themselves.
  • Narm: Sometimes their lyrics get a bit too over-the-top. Narm Charm is definitely there, but YMMV.
  • NIGHTMARE FUEL: There is a reason why the trope name is written in bold, italics and with all caps. Several of their songs could qualify, but the best contender(s) would be the album art.
  • Replacement Scrappy / They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Corpsegrinder, to some fans, though he's generally quite popular.
  • Signature Song: "Hammer Smashed Face", due to it being played in the aforementioned Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. It's also available in Rock Band 2.
  • Squick: Most of their album covers, especially the uncensored cover of Tomb of the Mutilated with its depiction of corpse cunnilingus. A lot of their songs count as this trope as well.

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