We recorded the album "Tomb Of The Mutilated" at Morrisound Studios in 1992. It was our 3rd album and we were becoming more comfortable recording. We also had more experience writing music, and as musicians in general. I think when you listen to the album, and compare it with the first two, you can hear the progression. The songs on "Tomb..." were the fastest and most technical we had done at that time. This more technical direction made the recording session for "Tomb" our most challenging up to that point. For me personally, for example, "Beyond the Cemetery" was one of the tougher songs to track, and I'm sure the other guys each had their own songs that challenged them on this album. But it was this technical push and the challenging music it created that made "Tomb" a fan favorite ("Hammer Smashed Face" is still our most popular song).
Another point that should be mentioned is Scott Burns' contribution to the development of our band, as this was the first record where we had the budget to work a little longer in the studio. Scott used this extra time to get the best sounds he could for us, and to get the best performances he could from us. Many fans have told me that "Tomb..." is their favorite album because the production is so heavy. There is no doubt that Scott helped Cannibal Corpse a great deal with the excellent production work he did on this album.
The things we learned writing and recording "Tomb of the Mutilated" set the stage for future improvements in our band. It was a big step forward on our mission to be the best death metal band we could be.
-Alex Webster, 2002