Author: Michael Pementel
In a recent conversation with Decibel Magazine’s Edior-in-Chief Albert Mudrian, guitarist Erik Rutan talked about what Cannibal Corpse albums from the band’s discography he would enjoy playing in full for a live show.
For some brief context, Cannibal Corpse are one of the headliners at this year’s Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly; during this annual metal festival, some bands end up devoting their whole set to playing iconic albums of theirs in full. One example is the year that Converge headlined and performed all of Jane Doe.
During the conversation, Mudrian asks Rutan what albums he would want to play in full for live shows; Rutan then talks about the two Cannibal Corpse albums he would really enjoy playing.
Erik Rutan talks Cannibal Corpse albums
“You know, it’s tough because there’s like all these different eras and iterations of Cannibal Corpse in my opinion. And I’m not speaking just about like, [Chris] Barnes and Corpsegrinder of course.
“I guess you’d say, what would the word be… quintessential albums of course would be like The Bleeding, because I think that’s just, like considered pretty much a Cannibal Corpse classic in my opinion. Just to think of how many songs we – even before I was in the band, of course – played off The Bleeding at random times. There’s just so many great songs.
“But man, I mean Kill would be another record that I think would be great. I feel like that was some kind of turning point for the band [in the] sense of the direction that Kill went in. [Those are] two great records of many records.”
What do you think of Erik Rutan’s picks? Are these the Cannibal Corpse albums you would want to hear in full, or would you pick other albums?
The Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly will be taking place this upcoming June 10th and June 11th. Will you be attending? You can purchase tickets for the event here. You can also find the full Decibel Magazine conversation featuring Erik Rutan below: