Just like Slayer and Gwar, Cannibal Corpse are one of those bands you have to see live. Even if it’s just to see George “Corpsegrinder” Fischer headbanging antics. Seriously, it is almost hypnotizing. No wonder the guy has such a freaking huge neck. His chiropractor must be a pretty rich guy!
Like all Inertia shows, this one went off like clockwork. To boot, the sound was really good too.
We wanted to get there in time for Immolation but just missed them by a few minutes. We snagged some good seats up top and enjoyed Napalm Death’s set. All the people in attendance seemed to enjoy it too.
By the way, for some of you who don’t know, Napalm Death is in the Guinness Book of Records for having the shortest song in the world! It’s called “You Suffer” and it’s precisely 1.316 seconds long. Here it is!
Cannibal Corpse took the stage right around 11:00 and for over an hour they punished the crowd with an intense set of their greatest hits. The brutality and technicality of their art was outstanding and George was very entertaining and interacted with the crowd in between the songs. He even took requests!
I also bought one of their shirts, which I wore to the mall one day. Wow, I got so many dirty looks, like I was some evil person. People – it’s just a shirt…. relax!