At the height of the the death metal boom there was not much that could top the selling power and fan loyalty of Cannibal Corpse and Malevolent Creation. Both were and are today still considered top runners of the extreme music game. Formed in 1994 by Phil Fasciana of Malevolent Creation and Rob Barrett of Cannibal Corpse. The debut Everybody Dies was released in 1998 to high acclaim. It has been followed by the now equally successful 2nd album The Only Law is Survial.