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Cannibal Corpse: Centuries of Torment
Cannibal Corpse Centuries of Torment
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2008     7hr 0min

Three DVD set by Cannibal Corpse with Centuries of Torment through the Metal Blade Label covering the first 20 years of Cannibal Corpse, an US Death Metal band founded in 1988. The band has released ten studio albums, one ...  more »

     
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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock & Metal
Studio: Metal Blade
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/08/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 7hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Don't expect Live Cannibalism 2 or anything of that nature
Michael | FL United States | 07/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like the title of the review says, Centuries Of Torment isn't meant to be Live Cannibalism 2. So if that's what you're expecting, you're likely to be disappointed. It's more like what 15 Year Killing Spree was, but more of a visual history of the band. Disc 1 is a 3 hour documentary on 20 years of the band, from the early days to today. All of the members, old and current are featured (with the exception of guitarist Bob Rusay), including original vocalist Chris Barnes. 20 years seems like a lot to cram in, and 3 hours is a long time, but if you're patient, it's worth viewing. Disc 2 has live performances from 1989 to 2007. I've loved both eras of the band, but the more recent footage shown is better not because of the performance, but the audio quality. You're kinda reminded of Monolith Of Death when you're watching the older footage on here. While that dvd wasn't a total disaster, it wasn't worth buying. The more recent footage from 2005-2007 is where the quality improves. The Toronto 2006 show is probably my favorite one eventhough the sound is tinny at first, but it improves by the middle of the second song. Second favorite performance is Party.San 2005. If you didn't get enough from the first disc, Disc 3 shows extra footage where they talk about artist Vince Locke, the ban on their first three albums, fan tattoos, Metalocalypse, merch, lyrics, and more. I'm sure that there may be some stuff missing from the documentary, but then it'd probably end up being 4 hours long. Either way, if you're a fan, buy this now."
If you don't get this, Corpsegrinder will have to kill you.
Nick Heller | Davis, CA USA | 07/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bassist Alex Webster is right: this 3-disk set will keep the CC fan occupied until the next comes out next year. I've been a huge CC fan for years, but this DVD will give any CC expert a run for their money.

The first disk covers the band's history in exhaustive detail. It'll eliminate any confusion about who was in which band before they formed Cannibal. It gives a pretty balanced look behind the reasons for Chris getting kicked out of the band (both the band and Chris himself wanted Chris out). The history is organized by album; musicianship gets lots of coverage here.

The 2nd disk has various CC performances, couple of which are almost entire shows. The rest of the shows are little snippets, some being just one song. It does have all of the music videos, thus negating the need for pixel-y youtube versions. Plus it has Travis from Black Dahlia Murder singing "Stripped, Raped, and Strangled" with George (definitely the highlight).

The 3rd disk has lots of killer bonuses. It contains in-depth discussions of the artwork and the lyrics. The Metalocalypse bit should have been longer; there wasn't any footage of George recording his lines in the booth. The disk does have lots of entertaining tour stories (Rob almost blowing up with the RV, playing in Jonny Depp's Viper for Cher's son's birthday...), and also shows band members living out their personal lives. You may see George is many things, but I think you may see him as more of a peter-pan than a death metal vocalist after viewing this disk. Oh, and there's an amusing claymation short that incorporates a lot of the covers--butchered at birth being the "star" of the short.

In short, every hardcore CC fan (am I covering the entire fanbase here?) should have this! Great performances, and you'll get a deeper insight into the twisted minds of the band."
Everything a Cannibal Corpse fan would want
G. Gatta | South Amboy, New Jersey United States | 07/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD set has everthing a fan of this band would want. First Disc 1 has one of the best history segment I have seen since Iron Maiden's Early Years. It talks in great detail the beginnings of the band and each describing each album almost fully.(KIss should do a histry like this) Disc 2 has great live and videos through the years.Disc 3 is also entertaining and quite amusing at times. Don't pass this one by!!!!"
Total Canibal Corpse!
Antonio Palacios | Perú | 10/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Here's my review of this awesome product.

Disc 1
History of the band
First DVD explains thoroughly the history of the band (music, line-up, recording of the albums), from the very beginnings to the actual days, all spiced up with friends interviews, opinions from other bands and even words from Metal Blade Records personal.


Disc 2
Live footage
Second disc covers several live presentations of the band. Let's be honest, the old stuff doesn't sound as good as the recent concerts but I think it has its own value (Buffalo gig is memorable)


Disc 3
Extra stuff
Know about Cannibal Corpse fan's tattoos, censorship problematic, insight on band's members, discussion of the lyrics, and even a crazy short film based on the Butchered at Birth album cover.

I really like the packaging: A nice hot-stamped (shinny copper) embossed case that will standout from your DVD collection! I strongly recommend to get a copy while you wait for the new album which is being recorded now!"