Cannabis Corpse
From Wisdom to Baked


3.5
great

Review

by Robert Davis CONTRIBUTOR (148 Reviews)
July 16th, 2014 | 25 replies | 4,422 views


Release Date: 06/20/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Light one up, slam this album on, and enjoy.

Why are so many of these so-called “Parody” bands often seen in such a negative light? A strange point to introduce this review, sure, but when that review is of the latest album by a band who have practically built their career around one of death metal's most successful and well-known groups, the meaning of the word “Parody” seems somewhat relevant. That said, Cannabis Corpse are one of those bands who definitely aren't seen in a negative light-at least not by those who love the fact that every song is a direct homage to a world full of drugs.

Interestingly enough, Cannabis Corpse's latest album, From Wisdom to Baked references the title of a previous Gorguts album, and actually seems to have a bit more musical variety than Cannibal Corpse. The likes of “Weedless Ones” and “Pull the Carb” are almost at times progressive and experimental, yet the menacing nature of the songs' themes and tones is always there in spades. Throughout the more simplistic, straightforward likes of opener “Baptised in Bud”, “Considered Dank” and “With their Hash he will create” however, we're basically treated to a no-frills, no-nonsense, fully-fledged death metal sound which is extremely deep in aggressive sound. There's even a song which features no other than Chris Barnes himself, who lends his maniacal vocal delivery to “Individual Pot Patterns”.

The instrumental performance itself, whilst not particularly special on its own, is solid enough to get hooked into. The solos and general riff speed is what makes everything flow here with little effort and a lot of energy. Solos seem to appear in no fixed position, and burst through the recording when you least expect it, as on “Zero Weed Tolerance” and the mid-paced title track. They are often energetic and never seem to lack that extra bit of power which actually makes Cannabis Corpse come across as a more serious band than one would think. The riffs follow a set routine for the most part, but the delivery is what makes them stand out. They can change pace naturally on songs such as “Voice of the Bowl” and “The Crystal Mountain” (the latter of which should have “Meth” in its title), flowing from a slowly menacing build up to an explosive display of thrashy rhythms, and then favouring heaviness by slowing down and losing no aggression whatsoever.

Put simply, From Wisdom to Baked is everything you'd expect from Cannabis Corpse, but done in such a way that it makes the listener to come back again and again. Naturally, there will be those who cast the band off as a mere parody of death metal, and so this is definitively not the sort of album they should come across. But for the others who love death metal done with the right amount of energy and an eccentric enough performance, Cannabis Corpse's latest should suit you just fine.



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linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
July 16th 2014



1852 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Album:

http://www.terrorizer.com/news/streams/stream-cannabis-corpses-wisdom-baked-exclusively-terrorizer/

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
July 16th 2014



5979 Comments


Awesome album, good review.

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oltnabrick
July 16th 2014



30517 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

shmoney

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BigPleb
July 16th 2014



35340 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Band rules ye.

ffs
July 16th 2014



4856 Comments


"The Crystal Mountain” (the latter of which should have “Meth” in its title)


its called THC crystal mountain, your name wouldnt make any sense

good rev otherwise. cool band

Willie
Moderator
July 16th 2014



15898 Comments

Album Rating: 3.3 | Sound Off

Good review. These guys surprised me.

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KILL
July 16th 2014



71134 Comments


voice of the bowl

perfect

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ExplosiveOranges
July 16th 2014



2123 Comments


Good review for a good album.

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TheDepravedPelican
July 16th 2014



94 Comments


You should have included in the review that the song titles are clearly based off songs by Death.

ScuroFantasma
July 16th 2014



1429 Comments


great review dude, mind pos

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psyclonus
July 17th 2014



127 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good review, the album is great, definitely their best work so far. been playing it a lot recently

branflakes911
July 18th 2014



110 Comments


Some of the titles are meh, but "Voice of the Bowl", "From Wisdom to Baked" and "Pull the Carb" are pretty excellent. Never got into these guys, but I dig their references.

slikphuk
July 19th 2014



40 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

love the album name, these guys kick ass m/

Shuyin
July 19th 2014



11422 Comments


sweet review, man! i gotta check this as soon as i can, bands awesome

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emester
July 20th 2014



2563 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Better than cannibal corpse

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Madbutcher3
July 20th 2014



1097 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Considered Dank stood out to me as one of the better titles and better songs, but all in all this is a step up from their last album and a teensi bit worse than Tube.

Hawks
July 20th 2014



35317 Comments


I gotta jam this.

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Tunaboy45
July 20th 2014



1936 Comments


Great review, still haven't heard any of this band's material.

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Wizard
July 20th 2014



19296 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

You definitely deserve a staff promo dude. The quality of your reviews is getting better and better.

This was fun and I loved the Death references and all but it's same old, same old. Maybe it's because I'm getting so bored of dm at the moment and black metal has been smashing my head in this year.

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hikingmetalpunk
July 20th 2014



1003 Comments


Better than cannibal corpse /quote

elaborate pls



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