CANNIBAL CORPSE, SUICIDE SILENCE, WRETCHED, PATH TO RUIN, A WORLD WITHOUT
(Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE César E. Chávez) If there weren't already an Eagles of Death Metal, Cannibal Corpse would be the Eagles of death metal. From the cameo in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective to the ridiculously over-the-top, gory album covers to the decency-challenging song titles ("I Cum Blood," "Entrails Ripped From a Virgin's Cunt," "Necropedophile"—and those are just from one album), Cannibal Corpse are easily death metal's most recognizable name. They helped codify a particular strain of horror-inspired, guttural music, even while they were getting their albums banned by different countries at various points in their career. So go celebrate the First Amendment by breaking a limb in the pit during "Hammer Smashed Face." MATTHEW W. SULLIVAN