There concept I think here is just to put out something that just simply blows fans away ad nauseaum. They've achieved that between the blistering intensity and leads that simply crush in whammy bar going off of leads that leave listeners just in awe. The way that each song is put together features bar chords along with a ton of riffs that are mind boggling. Barnes on vocals just crushes and most of his voices spews these gore lyrics and also there are a solemn few screams, but still there.
Mixing/production/sound quality is definitely a boon here and Tomb of the Mutilated is in a league of its' own regarding originality in songwriting quality. These guys are so fierce and ferocious when it came to putting this one together. A definite CC classic in my book. It simply devastes from start to finish. All of the riffs are put together with a total precision and it leaves the whole album up to analysis. I hear chunky guitar/bass throughout and the quality of the vocals accentuates the songwriting quality.
It's good that they made an awesome follow-up from their previous, the rest of the CC albums with Corpsegrinder seem to sound the same -- not really different from the rest of their albums with Barnes out of the band. The Bleeding was a little different than this one, but it was Barnes' last effort with the band before Corpsegrinder took over. I'd say that Barnes made CC more brutal even though the guitars aren't way tuned down like they are now. I think all of the succeeding albums are in B-Flat.
If you're looking for quality in brutal death metal that measures up to one of the band's finest releases, Tomb of the Mutilated hits home. Even though this came out in 1992, the intensity, brutality, production quality and guitars are what really hits home here. They seem to keep declining nowadays and this one along with Butchered At Birth are in my own voice 2 of their greatest ever. Never stopping with fury and intensity along with disgusting artwork, you'll find this a classic I think as well. Own it, now!
Reviewed By Death8699 (firstname.lastname@example.org)