Cannabis Corpse emerges from a true passion for Floridian death metal shared by Municipal Waste bassist / vocalist Phil “LandPhil” Hall and drummer Josh “Hallhammer” Hall, who created the band in 2006. While many might not take this band seriously, maybe because of the sense of humor or the gore stereotypes, the latest release “Left Hand Pass” demands the listeners’ full attention.
With somber tonalities “The 420th Crusade” opens the album focusing on intriguing guitar dynamics, especially compelling in the eclectic solo, while the relentless rhythmic section and the vicious growls bear a ‘90s death metal attitude.
“Chronic Breed” again stands out for the particularly multifaceted guitar work while the rest of the song is all about crazy rhythmic patterns relying on super thick riffing and drumming.
The title track unleashes an overwhelming series of fast & ravenous riffing segments and the wild technical guitar solo simply cuts through such rhythmic fury.
“Papyrus Containing the Spell to Protect Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In the Bong Water” might win as most original title of the year and Cannabis Corpse concocts an initial ritualistic mood swiftly followed by fierce death metal grooves that include the usual breakneck speed shenanigans but also less intimidating guitar passages.
On “The Fiends That Come To Steal the Weed of the Deceased” the lyrics regarding a passionate interest for marijuana continue to entertain the audience while the band is engaged in a furious distorted jam that culminates with a savagely interesting guitar solo.
With slick precision and unrestrained brutality Cannabis Corpse concocts the expected ravenous death metal anthem so let’s say that lovers of this particular genre will certainly embrace & enjoy “Left Hand Pass” without hesitation.