ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Review of the Album "Eaten Back to Life" by American Death Metal Band Cannibal Corpse

Updated on December 22, 2020
CELEBSFAN78 profile image

Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.

Cannibal Corpse Band Logo


This Album Eaten Back to Life By Cannibal Corpse is Controversial Just Like Their Albums

Eaten Back to Life is the debut album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse. These guys are one of the most well-known bands in the extreme metal genre but they have not been free of controversy though. The album’s cover is so graphic and the album itself was banned in Germany until the ban was lifted in June 2006. The album compared to their album The Bleeding is less melodic and the vocals of Chris Barnes are even heavier of a grunt and it is tough to understand what this guy is saying. Chris Barnes sounds like David Vincent of the band Morbid Angel.

Note: Cannibal Corpse probably has the most grotesque kind of album covers that some of you may see along with Spanish death metal band Avulsed. But if you are able to deal with the fact that these guys focus on themes that would be in horror movies, then you will be able to explore the vast discography of this famous death metal band. Much of their album titles have to do with some of the most negative themes in society but these guys have contributed to the Florida death metal scene.

How Did Cannibal Corpse Begin Their Career?

Cannibal Corpse got their start as a band in Buffalo, New York and established themselves as part of that Florida death metal scene that featured bands such as Death, Morbid Angel, and Malevolent Creation.

"Buried in the Backyard"

A Review of the Album Eaten Back To Life: The First Two Songs

The album starts off with a kind of sound that would resemble some kind of Earth-shattering noise as the song titles are well…grotesque and graphic but this is Cannibal Corpse we are talking about. I don’t know how in the heck I had the strength to tolerate almost 40 minutes of this kind of hard-hitting death metal but I managed I guess, probably due to the determination. The song called “Edible Autopsy” might as well be a song that mocks the idea of an autopsy. Chris Barnes does a couple of low yet scary growls and these albums are not for people that aren’t tough enough to handle the heavy and brutal nature of the riffing and lyrical content. The other thing is what was the motivation behind the album’s title? It sounds ridiculous to me actually. The album begins, reminding me of early Sepultura, similar to what we would hear in 1991 but this article is in no way a comparison to Sepultura.

“Mangled” starts out in a style reminiscent of those early death metal albums such as Scream Bloody Gore. As the song goes on, there is at least a riff that makes things more interesting instead of just the usual speed that we are used to hearing from these guys. "Born in a Casket" starts with that slow, gradual riffing that lets the listener know that these guys mean business with their brand of heavy extreme metal. But again, these song titles can just ruin the appeal of the music for some listeners.

Final Thoughts About the Very First Cannibal Corpse Album

I am biased here but Cannibal Corpse cannot compare to the technicality and melody of Avulsed, another extreme metal band that I enjoy listening to. This album ends with the song "Buried in the Backyard" which stylistically one again reminds me of the famous band Death but of course, these guys cannot even compare to what Chuck Schuldiner did even if this last song is more melodic than all the others on this album.

Eaten Back to Life is a decent death metal album from one of the most well-known extreme American death metal bands but I would recommend that you listen to their 1994 album called The Bleeding first. This is just the very first in a series of horror based death metal albums from perhaps the most well-known American extreme death metal and for what it was at the time, Eaten Back to Life is a display of some of the heaviest gore based death metal that we have heard in our lifetimes.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2019 Ara Vahanian


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)