The iconic Deathgrind group from San Diego finally presents the next battle feast: "The Anthropocene extinction" is a true Cattle Decapitation release - this album is nothing for the faint-hearted. This longplayer is a genuine wrecking ball! Those who liked the predecessor "Monolith of Inhumanity" will fall in love with this new album at once.
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Tracklist - The anthropocene extinction
- 1.Manufactured extinct
- 2.The prophets of loss
- 4.Clandestine ways (Krokodil rot)
- 5.Circo inhumanitas
- 6.The burden of seven billion
- 7.Mammals in Babylon
- 8.Mutual assured destruction
- 9.Not suitable for life
- 10.Apex blasphemy
- 11.Ave exitium
- 12.Pacific grim
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The Anthropocene Extinction, in many ways is not so much a follow-up to a hugely successful album, but more like a continuation. The songwriting is still absolutely brilliant, with every song focusing on mind-melting speed, separate sections of different feels, and even a little bit of melody. And much like Monolith, where we were given so much more to chew than just straight-up death metal, Anthropocene gives us these similar flavors, and even a little more.
Melody seems to make more of an appearance than ever before. Vocalist Travis Ryan’s experimental vocal hybrid of guttural-yet-clean vocals was definitely unexpected but quickly accepted and loved by listeners of Monolith. And we get a lot more of those vocals in Anthropocene. “Manufactured Extinct”, the album’s opener, is actually one of the more melodic songs on the album. But it has that perfect balance of absolute insanity and catchy, memorable melodies. It follows up with “The Prophets of Loss” which begins with more intensity, yet still containing of similar flavors of melody, (including guest vocals from Phil Anselmo.) The envelope is pushed only slightly to notice change, but not to totally reinvent the band. It’s not that they’ve inserted a completely new sound on Anthropocene, but that they’ve taken some ideas explored in Monolith, and just ran with them even farther.
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I've known about Cattle Decapitation for a long time, but this is the first album I've bought by them after listening to Pacific Grim on YouTube (which you should check out if you're considering this album).
This is an amazing album, all the songs are quite varied and the weird electronic voice he uses for choruses really makes it a great listen.
Some songs seem to have black metal influences, others more progressive, but it's all brutal. 10/10 would mosh again
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