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Just as great as Cannibal Corpse, and maybe more - 95%

MasterTherion, June 25th, 2011

Cannabis Corpse might just have the greatest band idea in history. As their name would suggest, they're a death metal parody band focusing lyrically on a certain green, leafy substance that is illegal to sell in most civilized countries.

It's not uncommon for death metal bands to have a song or two dedicated to their love of marijuana, but this band takes it to new levels. Every song on this EP is a Cannibal Corpse song re-recorded to include tongue-in-cheek lyrics about pot. Best of all, those lyrics are actually pretty funny in comparison to their original Cannibal Corpse counterparts. Something just works about mixing campy zombie horror imagery with weed, especially when you're making fun of another band.

This album is meant to be a joke, but that doesn't stop it from being excellent musically. In fact, the parodies on this release often rival the original songs recorded by Cannibal Corpse. The guitars are brutal, that blast beats are magnificent, and the old school death metal influences ooze out of every track. Of course, the vocals are even better than the original Cannibal Corpse songs, which featured infamous pig-squealer Chris Barnes on vocals.

The only downside here is that the production is not exactly top-notch and the album sometimes sounds lo-fi as a result. It's not too huge of a problem, and it's still probably better than some other extreme metal EPs out there, but if you've heard any of Cannabis Corpse's older stuff, you'll probably be able to notice the difference.

Even so, this album is creative, brutal, hilarious, and a must-own for any fan of Cannibal Corpse, marijuana, or even death metal in general. Blaze a fat sack and get ready for one of the most awesomely ridiculous metal experiences that you're ever going to come across.