Cannibal Corpse is an American rock band that performs music in the genres of deathgrind and death metal. It was founded by ex-members of two disbanded bands: Beyond Death and Tirant Sin. They teamed up in 1988 and a year later signed a seven-album deal with Metal Blade Records.
Meaning and History
Immediately after their debut, the group acquired a logo with the words “Cannibal Corpse.” Bassist Alexander Webster invented the name, and other musicians unanimously supported it.
1988 – 1995
The first version of the logo appeared on the cover of the album “Eaten Back to Life,” released in 1990. It looked intimidating: it seemed that the words were written in blood. This was the intention because the designers chose red as the main color. The impression was enhanced by numerous splashes, drips, and blurred lines. Moreover, the letters themselves were uneven and disproportionate.
1995 – present
In 1995, the painting style changed slightly. On the cover of the studio album, “Vile” fans saw for the first time a more strict and neat logo. “Cannibal Corpse” is now a custom serif font. The letters no longer jump like they used to: they are aligned horizontally and vertically. Traces of dripped drops are directed downward and not smeared in all directions.
Due to its provocative design, the group’s logo has been criticized more than once. On the other hand, red can be interpreted as the color of blood and the color of passion—apparently, a passion for music.
Font and Colors of the Emblem
While the red Cannibal Corpse logo is considered a classic, it has several different palettes. The version with black lettering is widespread. She was also once white (on the cover of Butchered at Birth, 1991), light gray (Gore Obsessed, 2002), and dark yellow (A Skeletal Domain, 2014).