Eaten Back to Life

Eaten Back to Life is the debut studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse.[2] It was released on August 17, 1990, through Metal Blade Records. The album was banned in Germany—censored versions of the album were not available, but the ban was revoked in June 2006[citation needed]—and other countries because of the violent cover and the extreme nature of the lyrics.[3] Glen Benton of Deicide and Francis H. Howard of Opprobrium (then known as Incubus) perform back-up vocals on "Mangled" and "A Skull Full of Maggots".

Eaten Back to Life
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 17, 1990
RecordedMay 1990 at Morrisound Recording, Tampa, Florida
GenreDeath metal
LabelMetal Blade, Space Shower Music (JPN)
ProducerScott Burns
Cannibal Corpse chronology
Cannibal Corpse
Eaten Back to Life
Butchered at Birth
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

The following statement can be found in the inlay of this album: "This album is dedicated to the memory of Alferd Packer, the first American cannibal (R.I.P.)".

The remastered version includes a video of "Born in a Casket (Live)" as well as a less saturated cover color, a new text scheme for the title, and the Fisher-era Cannibal Corpse text logo.

Track listingEdit

All music written by Cannibal Corpse.

1."Shredded Humans"Chris Barnes, Jack Owen5:11
2."Edible Autopsy"Barnes4:32
3."Put Them to Death"Barnes1:50
4."Mangled"Barnes, Paul Mazurkiewicz4:29
5."Scattered Remains, Splattered Brains"Barnes, Owen2:34
6."Born in a Casket"Barnes3:20
7."Rotting Head"Barnes, Owen2:26
8."The Undead Will Feast"Barnes, Owen, Alex Webster2:49
9."Bloody Chunks"Barnes1:53
10."A Skull Full of Maggots"Barnes2:06
11."Buried in the Backyard"Barnes5:11
Total length:36:21


Additional Personnel
  • Glen Benton – backing vocals on "Mangled" & "A Skull Full of Maggots"
  • Francis H. Howard – backing vocals on "Mangled" & "A Skull Full of Maggots"


  1. ^ Matthew, Leslie. "Eaten Back to Life - Cannibal Corpse". Allmusic. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Cannibal Corpse - Eaten Back to Life 1990". Metal Storm. December 20, 2004. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
  3. ^ Falina, Melanie (February 2004). "Cannibal Corpse Just Wants to Sing About Ripping Apart Human Flesh in Peace". Chicago Innerview. Innerview Media, Inc. Archived from the original on March 11, 2009. Retrieved June 7, 2013.