Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Just Fell In Love With Cannibal Corpse

Flea by Leon Wilson, Corpsegrinder by S. Bollman

You’d think that after spending the last, what, thirty-five years touring the world in a loud, edgy rock band, you’d have seen and heard everything. But today, the world has been shown that even the most hardcore of musicians can discover new tunes that blow their mind — because today, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea finally gave death metal legends Cannibal Corpse a try, and it turns out he fucking loves them.

Flea posted the following thread on his Twitter today:

We’ll give you a moment to stop cackling.

First of all, good for Flea. Tomb of the Mutilated is a rad album, and we’re glad he’s discovered new music at the age of…let us check Wikipedia…57. Second, good for Cannibal Corpse for writing music that sounds like sprinting gangrene but which can still endear the funkiest bassist on earth to its makers.

At a certain point, it does make sense that the Corpse are the death metal act which Flea has gotten into. The band have always incorporated a thick layer of sickening groove to even their most frantic and horrific of songs. In fact, their track “Scourge of Iron” landed at a solid #18 on The Pit’s list of the 50 most headbangable songs of all time.

“Twelve albums and over 20 years into their career, Cannibal Corpse went ahead and wrote one of the greatest metal songs of all time,” wrote staff writer Chris Krovatin. “Primal, ugly, and regal in its misanthropy, “Scourge Of Iron” is a sonic lava flow, completely destructive and impossible to stop. Given the Floridan death metal quintet’s grisly subject matter over the years, one might think a track about being a slave in an iron mine would be a day at the playground, and yet Corpse use of stark descriptions and forced-labor trudge to give the track a raw, ghoulish bent. A song during which your head might literally detach.”

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Words by Chris Krovatin