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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
For album number nine, Wretched Spawn, Cannibal Corpse continue on with much the same style of gore-themed death metal that had made them a mainstay of the stateside scene for a decade-and-a-half. Bassist Alex Webster and guitarist Jack Owen write most of the songs here, respectively, and those songs are pretty much what you've come to expect from Cannibal Corpse by this point -- musically pulverizing and lyrically unsettling. Vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher is as unrelenting as usual, especially on such songs as "Frantic Disembowelment," where he switches from growling to screaming with seeming ease. Wretched Spawn is overall a pretty brief album, clocking in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
For album number nine, Wretched Spawn, Cannibal Corpse continue on with much the same style of gore-themed death metal that had made them a mainstay of the stateside scene for a decade-and-a-half. Bassist Alex Webster and guitarist Jack Owen write most of the songs here, respectively, and those songs are pretty much what you've come to expect from Cannibal Corpse by this point -- musically pulverizing and lyrically unsettling. Vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher is as unrelenting as usual, especially on such songs as "Frantic Disembowelment," where he switches from growling to screaming with seeming ease. Wretched Spawn is overall a pretty brief album, clocking in just under 45 minutes, as few of the 13 songs break the four-minute mark. The title track is an exception, as are the lumbering "Festering in the Crypt" and the thrashing album-closer, "They Deserve to Die" -- these three longer songs being some of the more interesting ones here, given their unique characteristics. Most of the others are rather straight-ahead death metal blasts, and while they're on the mark stylistically, they may seem a bit workmanlike to longtime fans who have heard all this before. And that's perhaps the one lurking problem with Wretched Spawn -- it sounds great and is everything you'd expect it to be, but it's nothing new for this veteran band, who long ago perfected their death metal attack. If you're perfectly fine with the status quo, or are perhaps new to Cannibal Corpse, you'll surely find much delight here; however, if you're looking for something beyond another run-of-the-mill album from the band, you'll probably want to pass this one over. Unlike more memorable albums such as Tomb of the Mutilated 1992 and Bleeding 1994 where the band took its music to another level, Wretched Spawn is simply Cannibal Corpse continuing on with their trademark mayhem, seemingly confined by or content with their own musical boundaries, for better or worse. [Wretched Spawn is accompanied by a making-of DVD.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2004
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • UPC: 039841446920
  • Catalog Number: 14469
  • Sales rank: 28,289

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Severed Head Stoning (1:45)
  2. 2 Psychotic Precision (2:56)
  3. 3 Decency Defied (2:59)
  4. 4 Frantic Disembowelment (2:50)
  5. 5 The Wretched Spawn (4:09)
  6. 6 Cyanide Assassin (3:11)
  7. 7 Festering in the Crypt (4:38)
  8. 8 Nothing Left to Mutilate (3:49)
  9. 9 Blunt Force Castration (3:27)
  10. 10 Rotted Body Landslide (3:24)
  11. 11 Slain (3:32)
  12. 12 Bent Backwards and Broken (2:58)
  13. 13 They Deserve to Die (4:43)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Making of the Wretched Spawn
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cannibal Corpse Primary Artist
Paul Mazurkiewicz Drums
Jack Owen Guitar
Alex Webster Bass
George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher Vocals
Pat O'Brien Guitar
Technical Credits
Neil Kernon Producer
Paul Mazurkiewicz Composer
Jack Owen Composer
Alex Webster Composer
Vincent Locke Artwork
Brad Vance Mastering
Justin Leeah Engineer, Camera Operator
Austin Rhodes Camera Operator
Nick Sahakian Producer
Tony Rancich Director
Pat O'Brien Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    you know it!

    Death metal may not be a widely recognoized or acceptable genre of music, but if you like real death metal, then you know this is the album to buy, next to Tomb of the Mutilated. The best of both, Chris Barnes and George Corpsegrinder Fisher.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FROM 95 ON SUCKED

    Metal in general SUCKS now, this band is a good example. I bought this CD because I heard they were "awesome". Yea..... right. What ever happened to good old speed metal from the early 80's or the GOOD underground metal like Voivod. This is trash that should never have been made. Growling like you got your throat riped out isn't singing, it's horrible. Oh yea and don't ever compare Slayer to a band like this. Slayer , Megadeth, and Metallica invented speed metal. They will always be better then bands like this or Morbid Angle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Flawless Album

    This album rules! Corpsegrinder Fisher is almost understanable! If you like Cannibal Corpse and haven't picked this up yet, go do so now! I have no complaints about the newest effort from Cannibal Corpse. Best sounding album too!

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