Cannabis Corpse
Tube of the Resinated


4.0
excellent

Review

by ffs USER (16 Reviews)
April 23rd, 2010 | 97 replies | 12,076 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Stoner metal.

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

It's an idea that sounds absurd on paper. A death metal band in the vein of Morbid Angel or (obviously) Cannibal Corpse playing songs about marijuana? For one thing, the novelty value must be paper thin at best, and even the least skeptical person in the universe would raise an eyebrow at the prospect of a bunch of dope smoking metal-heads having any song-writing capability whatsoever. Even the kind of idiots who think "stoner" movies are funny would find this sort of thing below their dignity, right?

Wrong.

Cannabis Corpse debuted in 2006 with their first full length Blunted at Birth, which I listened to out of morbid curiosity. Needless to say, I was surprised. Blunted at Birth offered impressive drumming, intimidating gutturals and above all some seriously good riffs. After listening to Tube of the Resinated with much higher expectations, I was really impressed. Instrumentally, Cannabis Corpse are definitely able. They're not bringing anything that any death metal fan hasn't heard before, plenty of double bass and blast beats, chugging bass, sweet distorted riffs and tremolo picking with some great solos. If they can be faulted, some listeners might find Weedgrinder's vocals to be a bit average and not really very varied. While his gutturals work, and their are plenty of moments where he'll make you want to headbang ("Everyyyyy bud smoken! Everyyyyy bud smoken!") he has to rely on another member of the band for the occasional high shriek.

Where Cannabis Corpse really excel is their capacity for parody. Always treading the line between funny and ridiculous while remaining admirably self-aware and never forfeiting musical integrity, they've achieved something that not many other bands have. Beyond the stupid but amusing song titles there is lyrical content that is clearly mocking that of it's inspirator's; "I'm sure you've made worse mistakes in your life // try and tell that to this rusty axe and butcher's knife", knowingly childish phrases here and there; the word "gajillions" is used at one point, all the while still retaining seriously crushing moments; "smoke billows forth from the Chronolith // calling for the end of your universe", Cannabis Corpse have perfected parody. As well as the lyrics, the music often reflects Cannabis Corpse's humour, the little melodic lead in Mummified in Bong Water sounds... Egyptian.

Despite all this, Tube of the Resinated is obviously not perfect. The song structures are a pretty standard affair, some of the songs don't really stand out (Addicted to Hash in a Tin comes to mind) and the aforementioned vocals of Weedgrinder can get a bit boring. There are definitely death metal albums with superior riffs, superior vocals and superior drumming, but there aren't many albums in any genre that can live up the standards of intelligent parody that Cannabis Corpse have set.

3.8/5



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ffs
April 23rd 2010



4670 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i was going to post this on 4/20 but not only would that have been really gay & lame i also had a lot of more important stuff to do.

criticism is welcome fellows

ElutheriusAveilien
April 23rd 2010



55 Comments


This sounds like a great band to listen to side by side with Psychostick.

combustion07
April 23rd 2010



5303 Comments


Album/band is win

LepreCon
April 23rd 2010



3544 Comments


Band name brings the lulz

Dryden
April 23rd 2010



12813 Comments


so good

qwe3
April 23rd 2010



21154 Comments


tube of the resinated ahahahahaha

KILL
April 23rd 2010



67082 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is the only cc album i havent got damn i need it

ffs
April 24th 2010



4670 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

def their best

ffs
April 24th 2010



4670 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nah dude

Dryden
April 24th 2010



12813 Comments


lol

Ire
April 24th 2010



41453 Comments


Saw this at my local music shop for 5 bucks on cd.

Should have gotten it.

Ire
April 24th 2010



41453 Comments


lolololol
omg lets go to the a7x thread omg

Thor
April 24th 2010



10158 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album is really really good

Digging: Cult Leader - Nothing For Us Here

TheStarclassicTreatment
April 24th 2010



2909 Comments


sweet atonal riffs


chromatic, not atonal.

ffs
April 24th 2010



4670 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ehhh i meant atonal as in distorted but they're not really synonymous ill change it.

sorry for pedalling such shameless disinformation everyone

Zip
April 24th 2010



5313 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I hate chromatics I can never figure out how to use them correctly

KILL
April 24th 2010



67082 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This shit is fucking terrible.

yea this isnt mudvayne damn

Urinetrouble
April 24th 2010



5695 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

band rules

Thor
April 24th 2010



10158 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea this isnt mudvayne damn

:lol:

album is too much fun to not be good

KieranV
May 2nd 2010



111 Comments


fucking love this album



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