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Pathology – The Time of Great Purification

Posted in 'Core, CD, Metal with tags , , , , on 18th September 2012 by izaforestspirit

Pathology
The Time of Great Purification
Released: September 2012
Brutal Death Metal/Death-core
Released via Victory Records

‘The Time Of Great Purification’ is the sixth album from the American death metal band Pathology. The band features the founding members of Cattle Decapitation, I Declare War and The Locust.

Only a few seconds into the opening track ‘Imprisoned By Fear’ and you immediately know what you’re in for. Fast paced, brutal death metal with the occasional guitar solo. The only thing that separates this from your stereotypical death metal band are the vocals which, I Declare War fans will be pleased to know, are performed in same deathcore style as used in the band’s previous album ‘Awaken To The Suffering’.

Sadly it’s precisely the death-core elements which let this album down. The squealing vocals and the frequent breakdowns or slamming (as some people call it) tends to pierce its way through each track, wrecking some of the good parts such as technical guitar riffs on ‘Asphyxiation Through Consumption’. The songs are short, clocking in at an average of just over two minutes, and to a large extent they all tend to follow the same pattern making it difficult to tell them apart. ‘Distorted Conscious’ is a noteworthy exception, being an instrumental complete with some decent guitar riffs and steady drumming but minus the headache inducing death-core squeals.

Then the aptly named ‘A Bleak Future’ marks a return to the aforementioned death-core vocals thus paving the path to more suffering for my ears. Even the odd, good guitar riff like the one towards the second half of ‘Cultivating Humanity’ does not make up for the appalling vocals.

2/5

Iza Raittila

Cattle Decapitation Finish Recording Of Occupation Domination

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 16th March 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Cattle Decapitation finished recording their new album, Occupation Domination, last week and have returned home for a couple weeks before heading out for their European tour with Suffocation! The album was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero of Denver’s Flatline Audio. You can certainly expect a much more updated production, along with some surprising guest appearances and the kind of musical exploration that garnered the band droves of new fans with 2009’s release The Harvest Floor. Once again, Cattle Decapitation gives us more extravagantly intense artwork from artist Wes Benscoter and the CD’s layout is as over the top as the album’s concept itself.

Some of the track titles on Occupation Domination include: Forced Gender Reassignment, A Living, Breathing Piece of Defecating Meat, and The Carbon Stampede. All of the details from the new album such as, cover art, track list, guest appearances, and pre-order info will be revealed in the coming months.

You can catch Cattle Decapitation at the following UK & Eire tour dates:

15th         LIVERPOOL – O2 Academy
16th         DUBLIN – The Pint
17th         PLYMOUTH – White Rabbit