Hammer Smashed Face is Cannibal Corpse's first EP. It was released in 1993 through Metal Blade Records. There is also a "Hammer Smashed Face" single containing only the first three songs. "Hammer Smashed Face" is one of the band's most popular songs, mainly due to a shortened version appearing in the film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Since it is listed on Tomb of the Mutilated, it was banned from Germany until June 2006, when it was played at a 2006 performance at Essen. Two different covers were made, one is the single version shown to the lower-right, which is a close up of a skull candle which is in the right corner of the Tomb of the Mutilated album cover, and an EP version shown at the upper-right, depicting a man who has been repeatedy pulverized with a hammer, and then had the hammer thrust into his temple.
The lyrics tell the story of a man who has a second personality which drives him insane, so he goes on a killing spree with a hammer.