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Release date: 21 May 1996
Style: Death metal


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Disc I [CD]
01. Devoured By Vermin
02. Mummified In Barbed Wire
03. Perverse Suffering
04. Disfigured
05. Bloodlands
06. Puncture Wound Massacre
07. Relentless Beating
08. Absolute Hatred
09. Eaten From Inside
10. Orgasm Through Torture
11. Monolith

Disc II [re-released in 2007 with bonus DVD]
Live at 2/3/97
01. Perverse Suffering
02. Stripped Raped And Strangled
03. Covered With Sores
04. Monolith
05. Addicted To Vaginal Skin
06. Force Fed Broken Glass
07. Fucked With A Knife
08. Gutted
09. Bloodlands
10. Shredded Humans
11. Staring Through The Eyes Of The Dead
12. A Skull Full Of Maggots
13. Devoured By Vermin
14. Hammer Smashed Face
Live at 2/4/97
15. Pulverized
16. Puncture Wound Massacre
17. Mummified In Barbed Wire
18. Orgasm Through Torture

Lyrics (11)

Additional info
The first album to feature Corpsegrinder on vocals and also the first Death metal album to debut on the Billboard charts. It debuted at #122 in 1996.

A video for the song Devoured by Vermin was made.

Japanese version bonus track:
12. Undead Will Feast

Reissued in a digipak and had the censored cover, an enhanced part and the bonus tracks:
12. Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead (Live) (03:35)
13. Hammer Smashed Face (Live) (04:07)

Tracks recorded August 18, 1996 at the Filmore in San Francisco CA.

Reissued and remastered by Metal Blade Records on March 6th 2007 as a part of Metal Blade Records 25th anniversary comes with a bonus DVD with two sets Live at the Berkeley Square on February 3rd 1997 and on February 4th 1997:
1. Perverse Suffering
2. Stripped Raped and Strangled
3. Covered with Sores
4. Monolith
5. Addicted to Vaginal Skin
6. Force Fed Broken Glass
7. Fucked with a Knife
8. Gutted
9. Bloodlands
10. Shredded Humans
11. Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead
12. A Skull Full of Maggots
13. Devoured by Vermin
14. Hammer Smashed Face
15. Pulverized
16. Puncture Wound Massacre
17. Mummified in Barbed Wire
18. Orgasm Through Torture

Guest review by

In 1995, due to some differences with the other members of the band, Chris Barnes left Cannibal Corpse. He was replaced by George Fisher - best known as "Corpsegrinder"- who had already gained a good fame when he was the vocalist of Monstrosity. The fans' expectations were very high because of two reasons: 1. Just one year ago, Cannibal Corpse had released "Bleeding" which is (even today) nominated as their best album, 2. When your favorite band has a vocalist as great as Barnes then you expect his reliever to be at least as good as he was.

published 17.04.2009 | Comments (2)

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musicalkaratekid - 09.04.2012 at 18:17  
Rating: 7 An album as successful and indeed cutting edge as 'the bleeding' is hard to follow, especially when one of the prime band members leaves all of a sudden. However, with 'Vile', the brutality and blood-drenched imagery is still intact. Corpsegrinder's vocals in my opinion aren't as striking here as on CC's latter albums, but nonetheless they fit the morbid atmosphere created.
theflyingmachine - 10.04.2012 at 14:51  
  This is their best album IMO
CWA - 09.12.2013 at 02:46  
Rating: 9 This album is great. I personally like this album better than "The Bleeding" though I understand why people some people would consider it their best, simply because it is a revolutionary as they got with their sound. When it comes down to the over all quality of the vocals, the riffs and the soloing I would say "Vile" definitely is the superior choice.

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