If you were a fan of the over-the-top, rubbery-faced comedy in the mid-’90s, you’ve probably heard Cannibal Corpse without even realizing it.
The Florida-based death metal band made an appearance in 1994 Ace Ventura: animal detective, in a scene that sees the film’s eponymous hero clumsily cut a carpet on the dance floor during a song called “Hammer Smashed Face.” It’s a ridiculous little anecdote, but honestly, it’s no more ridiculous than anything else about Cannibal Corpse.
Since its beginnings in 1990 Eaten to life, the band have tirelessly peddled a relentless style of extreme metal that is heavy on gore and even heavier on headbanging. Case in point: Witness the physical anatomy of singer George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, a man whose neck is significantly thicker than his head – you just don’t build those muscles without serious and frequent training.
Aspiring mutants will no doubt be delighted to hear that the band’s latest album, April Unimaginable violencebrings plenty of riffage to inspire headbangers to new heights (or widths, as the case may be).
Up to neck time: Cannibal Corpse fans would do well to note that another prodigy purveyor of extreme music is coming to town this week: Cleveland death metal band Nunslaughter will perform at the Sinkhole the night after this show. If your head is still attached to your body on Tuesday morning, Nunslaughter will surely finish the job.
7 p.m. on Monday, March 21. Red Flag, 3040 Locust St. $27.50. 314-289-9050.