There’s more to stoner ingenuity than channeling MacGyver and turning any household implement into a bong: Cannabis Corpse finds humor in the music of death-metal vets Cannibal Corpse by injecting it with marijuana-themed puns. Sure, most of the laughs dwell at the surface (“Force Fed Broken Glass” is transformed into “Force Fed Shitty Grass”), but death metal traditionally has a bulletproof resistance to laughs and innovation. Cannabis Corpse—a quartet whose members hail from Richmond thrash revivalists Municipal Waste and Battlemaster—doesn’t come off half-baked, hewing closely to the classic Morrisound Recording sound. Plus, the band travels with its own moshing mascot—the Sid and Marty Krofft-esque Weedmonster—that’s arguably its most high-larious gimmick.
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