Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding


8.4 | 372 votes |
Release date: 12 April 1994
Style: Death metal

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01. Staring Through The Eyes Of The Dead
02. Fucked With A Knife
03. Stripped, Raped And Strangled
04. Pulverised
05. Return To Flesh
06. The Pick-Axe Murders
07. She Was Asking For It
08. The Bleeding
09. Force Fed Broken Glass
10. An Experiment In Homicide

Additional info
There are at least four different album covers, as the original cover depicting a bloody horde of zombies was censored.
-Original with old logo (not pictured) - not widely available
-Original with new logo (not pictured) - used for at least one vinyl release
-Censored (pictured on top) - most early versions
-Re-release (pictured on bottom) - most recent versions

Recorded and mixed at Morrisound Recording Tampa, FL., from November 12, 1993 to December 3, 1993.
Mastered at Fullersound.

This is the first album with Rob Barrett and the last album with Chris Barnes.

A music video was made for the song "Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead".

CD pressings:
1994 - Metal Blade Records
2006 - Metal Blade Records - Remastered with bonus tracks and new artwork

Vinyl pressings:
1994 - Metal Blade Records
2009 - Back on Black

Metal Blade Records, CD, 2006, pressing tracklist:
11. The Exorcist (Possessed cover)
12. Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead (Video)

Guest review by
Papa_Ray
Rating:
9.1
The Bleeding is the fourth Cannibal Corpse album and the last with founding vocalist Chris Barnes. Released in 1994, it is a very different album for the band and to this day they have not written or released anything like it. It is dissimilar from the first three records featuring Barnes due to its more guitar-oriented sound and catchiness, as well as occasionally combining groove elements with the patented sound of the band. This was also the album that Barnes decided that he wanted to be understood, abandoning the inhumanly deep vocal style used on Tomb Of The Mutilated. I vastly prefer Barnes' vocals on The Bleeding to anything he has done before or since. Some people felt that by become more understandable, Barnes and the band were "softening" their sound, which I think is simply ridiculous.

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published 30.08.2010 | Comments (8)

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17.02.2010 - 02:28
danielllewis
After listening to this again I realized that I don't like it as much as I thought I did.

Sure it's a good album, the songwriting is some of the best I've heard from this band, but Chris' vocals sound fucking wierd.
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17.02.2010 - 07:31
Rating: 9
Dangerboner
:D
Written by danielllewis on 17.02.2010 at 02:28

Chris' vocals sound fucking wierd.

That's actually my favorite part His crusty, raspy vocals just sound so decrepit and original, being the biggest reason why this is probably my favorite Cannibal Corpse album. Also, the lyrics are definitely gory, but oddly poetic in some way - take Stripped, Raped, and Strangled for example. They just flow so smoothly that it makes me a little concerned at how thought-out Chris Barnes is with those themes haha

I've always thought - in extreme metal, vocals and lyrics do not make an album worse, but they can make it better
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18.02.2010 - 00:25
Rating: 9
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
I also love chris vocals on this album...

especially in the "harder harder" part on fucked with a knife his vocals are just awesome....!
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18.02.2010 - 02:12
danielllewis
Written by Dangerboner on 17.02.2010 at 07:31

Written by danielllewis on 17.02.2010 at 02:28

Chris' vocals sound fucking wierd.

That's actually my favorite part His crusty, raspy vocals just sound so decrepit and original, being the biggest reason why this is probably my favorite Cannibal Corpse album. Also, the lyrics are definitely gory, but oddly poetic in some way - take Stripped, Raped, and Strangled for example. They just flow so smoothly that it makes me a little concerned at how thought-out Chris Barnes is with those themes haha

I've always thought - in extreme metal, vocals and lyrics do not make an album worse, but they can make it better


I dunno, I just think his vocals became worse the older he got. Butchered At Birth & TOTM were his best for sure.

And the only time vocals made albums worse for me was with Chuck's vocals in Death's later releases.
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30.05.2010 - 12:57
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Written by Dangerboner on 17.02.2010 at 07:31

Written by danielllewis on 17.02.2010 at 02:28

Chris' vocals sound fucking wierd.

That's actually my favorite part His crusty, raspy vocals just sound so decrepit and original, being the biggest reason why this is probably my favorite Cannibal Corpse album.

yeah, imo Barnes' vocals at least on "Fucked With A Knife" are absolutely raspy and especially his high-pitched shrieks are FUCKING EVIL. same thing applies for "Stripped Raped and Strangled" of course.

"she was so beautiful... I HAD TO KILL HER!!!!!"
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30.05.2010 - 14:32
Rating: 8
vezzy
Stallmanite
This is probably the best Cannibal Corpse album. Yeah, better than Tomb of the Mutilated and Butchered at Birth. Great vocal work on Barnes' part and quite raw.
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17.06.2010 - 13:53
Elyar S.
Gud är Död
''Staring Through The Eyes Of The Dead'' is the best death metal song ever IMO.
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25.04.2011 - 05:29
Rating: 5
rise447
Listening to this album I thought I had one song in replay.
Every single track sounds the same.
Boring.
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31.07.2011 - 01:07
Rating: 10
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
One of their death best Metal album!
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12.09.2011 - 23:48
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
My favourite cannibal corpse album by far. The first three albums were great,but this one seemed to have better songs on the whole.
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05.01.2012 - 21:56
Cuca Beludo
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Written by danielllewis on 17.02.2010 at 02:28


Chris' vocals sound fucking wierd.



Agreed. He screams so weird in "Fucked with a Knife".... Harder!! HARDER!!
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08.02.2012 - 17:46
Lit.
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It had its moments, but otherwise I feel this is the only CC album worth listening to.
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11.09.2012 - 20:16
Cuca Beludo
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Written by Guest on 08.02.2012 at 17:46

It had its moments, but otherwise I feel this is the only CC album worth listening to.


Really? Well, I found their debut album better than this.
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11.09.2012 - 23:04
Rating: 8
Angelic Storm
Melodious
This is a very good album, although "Eaten Back To Life" will always be my fave album with Chris Barnes at the helm! Like almost every other CC album, "The Bleeding" suffers through it's inconsistency, and lack of cohesion. However, the high points on the album are not just highlights of CC's discography, but of death metal in general. And the album reels off several death metal classics before the fillers sadly start showing their faces. It's perhaps slightly overrated, but it's still a mostly great album, which also happens to feature my all-time favourite vocal performance from Chris Barnes.
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21.11.2012 - 18:10
Rating: 10
HAAZBRUTAL8666
Second best Cannibal Corpse album ever, only second to Tomb of the Mutilated.
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22.01.2013 - 22:49
Illog1cal
Account deleted
This one has some decent solos on it and is significantly different compared to their other releases. There is a certain amount of restrain for the sake of writing more memorable songs.
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20.05.2013 - 19:48
Rating: 9
Demonmayonnaise
This is definitely my favorite Cannibal Corpse album.
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06.03.2014 - 18:07
Rating: 9
pkillerjp
Best of the Barnes era, although I like the others as well. People often knock his vocals on this one, not sure why, I think it's his best performance on just about any album he's ever been a part of. This one proved, they could not only play some brutal death metal, but also write good songs as well, their set lists highlights always include songs off this album.
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22.01.2017 - 17:56
Rating: 9
VIG
Imo this is by far Cannibal Corpse's best. runner up would be Evisceration Plague
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