VILE is Cannibal Corpse's first record with singer George Fisher, who replaced Chris Barnes.
Cannibal Corpse: George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (vocals); Jack Owen, Rob Barrett (guitar); Alex Webster (bass); Paul Mazurkiewicz (drums).
Recorded at Morrisound Recording, Tampa, Florida.
Personnel: George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (vocals); Jack Owen, Rob Barrett (guitar); Paul Mazurkiewicz (drums).
Audio Mixer: Scott Burns .
Recording information: Morrisound Recording, Tampa, FL.
Illustrator: Vincent Locke.
Death metal wouldn't exist if it wasn't for Buffalo's Cannibal Corpse, one of the most musically brutal and lyrically extreme metal acts ever. The band's 1996 album, VILE--a landmark in the genre, as it was the first death metal album to hit the Billboard charts--gets the deluxe reissue treatment here in celebration of Metal Blade Records' 25th anniversary. In addition to the digitally remastered original album--which, decades later, still shocks with its pummeling riffs, blast beats, scorched-earth vocals, and disgustingly gory lyrics (see "Orgasm Through Torture")--the package also contains an 18-track live DVD and expanded liner notes.