Cannibal Corpse - _Live Cannibalism_
(Metal Blade, 2000)
by: Matthias Noll (8.5 out of 10)
For some Cannibal Corpse are representatives of stagnation in the death metal genre. A band that keeps going, even if they have nothing to offer but variations of the same old formula. A former flagship which is now outdated, out-performed by younger, better acts. There's a certain amount of truth in that point of view, but there's some energy left in this death metal dinosaur, which, when gathering all its strength, is still able to deal out some vicious blows. 1999's _Bloodthirst_ [CoC #44] was already proof of that (I would have rated it 8.5 out of 10) and _Live Cannibalism_ turns out to be one of the best live albums in the extreme metal genre. Featuring 18 songs, covering CC's entire career back to 1990's _Eaten Back to Life_, _Live Cannibalism_ omits one of the typical live album flaws: the use of too many tracks from the current album. Only four tracks are from _Bloodthirst_ and they're well embedded in a great set list, which is perfectly balanced and makes this album a worthwhile buy even for those who gave up listening to CC after _The Bleeding_. The band's performance is almost inhumanly tight, but as far as I can determine not overdubbed, and some very slight timing inconsistencies offer evidence that this CD was not recorded in the studio. The sound is unpolished and tremendously heavy; Corpsegrinder's vocal performance is extremely powerful, guitars and bass are brilliant, while the drumming, like on their studio releases, is tight but repetitious and sometimes dull. Overall, this is a very good, enjoyable release which perfectly portraits CC's outstanding capabilities as a live act!

(article published 13/3/2001)


CHATS
6/18/2009 C Burton Cannibal Corpse: Plenty Left to Mutilate
5/15/2006 J Smit Cannibal Corpse: The Irresistible Urge to Kill
7/3/2002 A Bromley Cannibal Corpse: Obsessed With Their Music
11/20/2000 A Bromley Cannibal Corpse: Death Metal Goes Live
10/12/1999 A Bromley Cannibal Corpse: Bloodthirsty Veterans
6/7/1998 A Bromley Cannibal Corpse: Visiting the Gallery of the Damned
5/10/1996 G Filicetti Cannibal Corpse: Reviving the Corpse
ALBUMS
3/4/2012 J Carbon 8 Cannibal Corpse - Torture
2/24/2009 J Smit 9.5 Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague
3/22/2006 J Smit 9 Cannibal Corpse - Kill
3/23/2004 J Smit 9.5 Cannibal Corpse - The Wretched Spawn
7/3/2002 M Noll 6.5 Cannibal Corpse - Gore Obsessed
12/9/1999 A Bromley 7.5 Cannibal Corpse - Bloodthirst
9/1/1998 P Schwarz 6 Cannibal Corpse - Gallery of Suicide
3/14/1996 G Filicetti 7 Cannibal Corpse - Vile
GIGS
5/7/2004 J Smit Cannibal Corpse / Kataklysm / Gorerotted All Murder, All Guts, All Fun
8/12/2000 M Noll Deicide / Immortal / Cannibal Corpse / Marduk / Vader / Dark Funeral / Hate Eternal / Vomitory There's No Mercy in Satan's Oven
1/15/2000 M Noll Cannibal Corpse / Marduk / Angelcorpse / Aeternus / Defleshed Two Corpses, One God and No Flesh
3/16/1997 A Bromley Cannibal Corpse / Brutal Truth / Immolation / Oppresor Cannabis Corpse and Friends
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