CATTLE DECAPITATION – The Anthropocene Extinction
Cattle Decapitation from US are quite an oddball in my book. Starting out with some really not that great grind, then morhping over to more deathish metal that worked out quite well and now on their seventh full-length adding more progressive elements into their mix of grind/death. I really dug their last album so when "The Anthropocene Extinction" dumped down in my inbox I was quite excited (also reading some great reviews of the album already).
My first impression is that they´re as brutal as ever, with the production to go with it. The sound is crystal clear and guitars sound fantastic. The vocal is a grind/death combo with some nice gutturals going ot the breakdowns.
Their brand of extreme metal sounds very modern and after a couple of spins it really grows on you. There´s no old-school going on here, but rather quite complicate arrangements combined with a lot of cool riffing.
The vocals are maybe the one thing I have problem digesting. It works when the straigt forward grunts are rolling but when the melody lines are to be sung in the same tone/manner it gets maybe a little to much for me.
Cattle Decapitation delivers well on "The Anthropocene Exctinction", but is not their best output but by far their worst also.