JUSTIN’S METAL REVIEWS W/C 16/2/09
CATTLE DECAPITATION / THE HARVEST FLOOR
This is the 4th album from Death / Grindcore band Cattle Decapitation and its business as usual for the guys, with their intense music, gore filled lyrics tinged with a touch of Progressiveness that has added a new dimension.
This is as far from easy listening as you can get, the lyrical subject matter of the carnivorous nature of man is a very powerful one and lends itself very nicely to the Grindgore that rushes headlong out of the speakers at you from the offset, “The Gardeners Of Eden” is like an unstoppable stampede that flattens you mercilessly. Throughout this album the double bass drums pound like thunderous hooves and the guitars shred chords like a maniac with a chainsaw ripping limb from torsos like it going out of fashion, one listen to “A Body Farm”, “We Are Horrible People” and “The Product Alive” and you will hear what I mean.
If you like the current CD’s by Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death and Six Feet Under or the extreme end of Death Metal you will enjoy this album but be warned this is a very intensive listen indeed and not for the feint hearted.
TOTAL PLAYING TIME = 37 mins + 10 GORY TRACKS
ABSU / ABSU
Its been a long eight years since American band Absu released “Tara”, the world is a very different place but thankfully the band are as enigmatic as ever and their blend of Black / Death Metal with more than a hint of Thrash still sounds good to me.
The album sees the guys on top form and Thrash laden guitars blend well with the menacing darkness that we have come to know and love, the Thrash guitar riffs come thick and fast and add a dynamic to all the songs in an almost Slayer type way, in fact if you think of the band as a Black Meta Slayer, it gives you a good idea of what they sound like. The lyrical content is full of mythology and occultism’s but that what Absu are best at and let’s face it, it makes a welcome change from the usual Metal fare.
Listen out for; “13 Globes”, “
TOTAL PLAYING TIME = 54 mins + 13 TRACKS