Cannabis Corpse
Left Hand Pass


3.7
great

Review

by Xenophanes STAFF
September 8th, 2017 | 59 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: hahaha 420 blaze it am I right?

The funniest part about Cannabis Corpse isn't their name. It isn't their or song titles, nor is it the endless and surprising easiness of twisting metal classics into weed-drenched references. No, the funniest part of Cannabis Corpse isn't their schtick--it's the fact that, in the face of this bush-league humor, they still manage to be one of the best death metal bands currently making music.

Their latest, Left Hand Pass is a reference to an Entombed album (ha ha ha okay now with that out of our system let's move on.) Like most of their references, said album is a stone cold, genre defining classic, so there's no room for misinterpretation. Cannabis Corpse want you to be in on the joke because these ***-eating-grin moments were lovingly tailor made for fans of death metal. Such call outs would be flimsy when handled by another band, and after so many years they are starting to wear thin here. But as mentioned previously, Cannabis Corpse aren't just another band. Cannabis Corpse are surprisingly excellent.

For a band whose sole existence stems from a rather rote act, Cannabis Corpse sound display a lot of lateral thinking in regards to modern death metal. Cannabis Corpse sound fresh and invigorating, despite aping bands like Cannibal Corpse and Deicide (and sometimes Morbid Angel). It's a fast and bludgeoning mix of a few revered acts but with a crisp and clean twist--but not too modern or technical. Dual vocal flourishes and bouts of practical technicality lend itself to similarities between Cattle Decapitation and Revocation as well. Therefore, references aside, Cannabis Corpse aim to please aesthetically, leading to a surprisingly cohesive and palatable blend of old and new.

Cannabis Corpse are, by all rights, better than they have any right to be. Even with eyeroll inducing titles like "In Battle There Is No Pot," once the guitars start to buzz (hahaha see I'm in on it too!) it doesn't really matter. Left Hand Pass is really fun without being dumb. It's intriguing and impressive without being portentous. Like everything the band has created before, it's an album for metal fans by metal fans; a potent and enjoyable love letter to death metal. And weed too I guess.



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Xenophanes
Staff Reviewer
September 8th 2017


649 Comments

Album Rating: 3.7

The contrib who beat me to this can have the feature if any of you mods are listenin'

ZippaThaRippa
September 8th 2017


10148 Comments


Cannabis Corpse are my favorite death metal band
You're not allowed to like them
You fucking hack

BlackwaterPork
September 8th 2017


497 Comments


You're a cool guy xeno

Digging: Moonsorrow - Verisakeet

Xenophanes
Staff Reviewer
September 8th 2017


649 Comments

Album Rating: 3.7

I held the elevator for a woman in my office today. I had this playing in my headphones and when she asked what I was listening to I said "uhhh...The National."

TheSonomaDude
September 8th 2017


5282 Comments


this rules, mostly in part from the song names

ffs
September 8th 2017


5245 Comments


good band, nice summation of their appeal in the review

Atari
Staff Reviewer
September 8th 2017


22536 Comments


lol this was a really entertaining read

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
September 8th 2017


55218 Comments


I've enjoyed all of their records

Digging: Counterparts - You're Not You Anymore

ProjectFreak
September 8th 2017


2007 Comments


"I held the elevator for a woman in my office today. I had this playing in my headphones and when she asked what I was listening to I said "uhhh...The National.""

best comment, review's good too

Tunaboy45
September 8th 2017


15496 Comments


weed xD


fun band

Digging: The National - Sleep Well Beast

Evokaphile
September 8th 2017


4638 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"bush-league humor" lmao absolutely poetic

Digging: Ufomammut - 8

kingdedethefifth
September 8th 2017


3789 Comments


You do gotta respect the never ending vault of puns tho.
Also pretty good review dude.

Evokaphile
September 8th 2017


4638 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

there's no other way to write a review on these guys, really.

superluminals
September 8th 2017


643 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

WEED

Digging: -

Aiwaz
September 8th 2017


3666 Comments


omfg sweet new album

Digging: Disillusion - Alea

kingdedethefifth
September 8th 2017


3789 Comments


If I don't smoke a joint while listening to these guys am I doing it wrong?

Xenophanes
Staff Reviewer
September 8th 2017


649 Comments

Album Rating: 3.7

No, I'm p much straight edge now and managed to enjoy this. I'm an old man now but when I remember never really listening to dm while high. Just lots and lots and lots of Mount Eerie

VaxXi
September 8th 2017


4019 Comments


dude.

weed.

TheSonomaDude
September 8th 2017


5282 Comments


sm0k b01

LandDiving
Contributing Reviewer
September 9th 2017


1587 Comments


nice review xeno! i don't think the "or" should be there in "It isn't their or song titles" but otherwise i liked reading this a lot :-]



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