From Buffalo, New York comes a death metal monster that has yet to be tamed: Cannibal Corpse. Comprised of George ýCorpsegrinderý Fisher, Alex Webster, Paul Mazurkiewicz, Rob Barrett, and Pat OýBrien, the quintet has been ravaging the landscape with picturesque stories of death and many processes by which death can be achieved. At first glance, it seems morbid and repulsive. Ironically, that is just what Cannibal Corpse has aimed for since its birth.
Beginning in 1989, Cannibal Corpse was formed from the remnants of three local Buffalo bands, Tirant Sin, Beyond Death, and Leviathan. The original lineup, consisting of vocalist Chris Barnes, guitarists Jack Owen and Bob Rusay, bassist Alex Webster, and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz, recorded a self-titled demo. Unbeknownst to them, they were about to be signed to Metal Blade Records to create the primitive yet uninhibited 1990 release, ýEaten Back to Lifeý, produced by Scott Burns (Sepultura, Deicide). Although it wasnýt exactly what youýd call a best-seller, it certainly got their names in the public with songs like ýA Skull Full of Maggotsý and ýBorn in a Casket'.