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Cattle Decapitation – Monolith of Inhumanity

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , , , , on 23rd August 2013 by hammersmashedlauren

Cattle Decapitation
Monolith of Inhumanity
Released 8th May, 2012
Progressive Death Metal/Grindcore
Released via Metal Blade Records

Cattle Decapitation is known for their catchy riffs, intense and gore-filled lyrics, and of course their absolutely insane but diabolical vocals. It was no surprise that Monolith of Inhumanity incorporated each of these well-known elements and more. With this album, it really shows how much this band has progressed in their music, going from a more grindcore based song style to adding more structure and memorable riffs into their songs. This was my favorite album of 2012 hands down just for the sheer brutality and for making the music sound heavy without and technicality.

A couple songs that stuck out for me were The Carbon Stampede and Forced Gender Reassignment. Many people are aware that the video for Forced Gender Reassignment was arguably one of the goreiest and most disgusting music videos ever made. However, every time I hear that song I can’t help but windmill at the beginning riff and become excited as the song builds up to the end where it breaks down into a super slammy riff that just finishes it off perfectly. The Carbon Stampede also a phenomenal job of creating build up as the beginning song of the album with a quiet intro that gradually goes into spiraling chaos and heaviness that is consistently heard through the rest of this album.

While I really don’t see any kind of big criticism or gripe about Monolith of Inhumanity, the only thing that seemed kind of off to me was the beginning of the song The Monolith. The slow, drawn out song isn’t something that is commonly used by Cattle Decapitation and found it weird as a song on its own. However, having it be paired with Kingdom of Tyrants in a mini film, it made the song much more of a purpose rather than it just being thrown into the mix of all these fast and brutal songs.

Even after a year, I still find myself enjoying this album and still highly regard it was one of Cattle Decapitation’s best albums. In the span of their career, they’ve definitely grew in their playing and even vocal style, and they will probably continue to grow and to create even faster, more brutal music while, of course, still create music videos and artwork that will make many people squirm. Monolith of Inhumanity is an absolutely incredible album and it’s something every metal fan should listen to!

5/5

Lauren Gowdy

 

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Revocation’s new album available for streaming

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 2nd August 2013 by Pieni

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Revocation‘s new and self-titled album will be released this Monday (5th August) via Relapse Records, but thanks to the collaboration of the band with Terrorizer, you can already stream it fully here.

“Revocation” is their fourth album, first featuring bass player Brett Bamberger, after the departure of founding member Anthony Budda last year.

In another news, also a video for the track “Invidious” will soon be released. It will feature live footage from a sold-out gig in their hometown Boston, filmed by David Brodsky (Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, Kylesa).

And speaking of gigs, Revocation are currently taking part in this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, and will embark on an European tour afterwards with The Black Dahlia Murder and Aborted, on the following dates and locations:

9/18-Bochum GER @ Matrix
9/19-Paris FR @ L’Empreinte
9/20-London UK @ Islington Academy
9/21-Manchester UK @ NQ Live
9/22-Glasgow UK @ Cathouse
9/24-Brussels BE @ Magasin 4
9/25-Enschede NLD @ Atak
9/27-Stockholm SWE @ Klubben
9/28-Gothenburg SWE @ Sticky Fingers
9/29-Oslo NOR @ John Dee
9/30-Copenhagen DK @ Lille Vega
10/1-Berlin GER @ Magnet
10/2-Hamburg GER @ Logo
10/4-Munich GER @ Hansa 39
10/5-Leipzig GER @ Conne Island
10/6-Vienna AT @ Szene
10/7-Milan IT @ Tunnel
10/8-Solothurn SWI @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
10/9-Stuttgart GER @ Stuttgart Universum
10/10-Frankfurt GER @ Batschkapp

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You can pre-order “Revocation” on iTunes and The Relapse Records Online Shop, the latter including several bundle packages – the deluxe editions including an exclusive bonus track in the form of a cover of Metallica‘s “Dyer’s Eve”. The tracklist of the standard edition is as follows:

1. The Hive
2. Scattering the Flock
3. Arch Fiend
4. Numbing Agents
5. Fracked
6. The Gift You Gave
7. Invidious
8. Spastic
9. Entombed By Wealth
10. A Visitation

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Cerebral Bore confirm Euro tour with Dying Fetus

Posted in News with tags , , , on 19th June 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Scottish death metallers Cerebral Bore have confirmed a European tour with US death metal giants Dying Fetus.

The ‘Womb to Waste Tour‘ also features Job For A Cowboy and Revocation, and is due to kick off on September 14th in Lindau, Germany, immediately after Cerebral Bore wrap up an Eastern European tour with Viscera Trail and Flayed Disciple.

See Cerebral Bore on the Womb to Waste Tour at the following shows:

Sep. 14 – Lindau, Germany – Club Vaudeville
Sep. 15 – Geneva, Switzerland – L’Usine
Sep. 16 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Sep. 17 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
Sep. 18 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
Sep. 19 – Reading, UK – Sub89
Sep. 20 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Sep. 21 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
Sep. 22 – Dublin, Ireland – The Pint
Sep. 23 – London, UK – The Underworld
Sep. 24 – Paris, France – Divan du Monde
Sep. 25 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
Sep. 26 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
Sep. 27 – Malmö, Sweden – KB
Sep. 28 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
Sep. 29 – Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben
Oct. 01 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
Oct. 03 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Oct. 04 – Berlin, Germany – C-Club
Oct. 05 – Würzburg, Germany – Hell Inside Festival at Posthalle
Oct. 06 – Jena, Germany – F-Haus
Oct. 07 – Prague, Czech Republic – Hoodoo Club
Oct. 08 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
Oct. 09 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Oct. 10 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Gala Hala
Oct. 11 – Legnano (Milan), Italy – Land of Live Club
Oct. 12 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
Oct. 13 – Essen, Germany – Turock
Oct. 14 – Aarschot, Belgium – De Klinker

Don’t miss CEREBRAL BORE live on tour at these other shows:

SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR

Jul. 20 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
Jul. 21 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
Jul. 22 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Jul. 23 – Scottsdale, AZ – Venue of Scottsdale
Jul. 25 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Jul. 26 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Jul. 27 – Mission, TX – Pharr Events Center
Jul. 28 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Jul. 30 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
Jul. 31 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Aug. 01 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Aug. 02 – Knoxville, TN – The Valarium
Aug. 03 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
Aug. 04 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
Aug. 05 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
Aug. 07 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Aug. 08 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Aug. 09 – Albany, NY – Northern Lights
Aug. 10 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Aug. 11 – Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
Aug. 12 – Toronto, ON – Heavy Toronto
Aug. 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Howlers Coyote Cafe *
Aug. 14 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Aug. 15 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s
Aug. 16 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Aug. 17 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Aug. 18 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
Aug. 19 – Sioux Falls, SD – The Vault *
Aug. 20 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Aug. 21 – Boise, ID – The Venue *
Aug. 22 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox Sodo
Aug. 23 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Aug. 24 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Aug. 25 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove

* CEREBRAL BORE, GOATWHORE and EXHUMED only

EASTERN EUROPEAN OBLITOURATION

Sep. 05 – Szeged, Hungary – Club Noir
Sep. 06 – Bucharest, Romania – Ageless Club
Sep. 07 – Varna, Bulgaria – Bar Grind
Sep. 08 – Istanbul, Turkey – The Mekan Concert Hall
Sep. 09 – Thessaloniki, Greece – 8 Ball Club
Sep. 10 – Belgrade, Serbia – TBC
Sep. 11 – Sarajevo, Bosnia – Cinemas
Sep. 12 – Maribor, Slovenia – Gustaf Hall
Sep. 13 – Prague, Czech Republic – Exit Chmelnice