Album Review: Cattle Decapitation - The Anthropocene Extinction

19 August 2015 | 12:58 pm | Cameron Cooper

"The Anthropocene Extinction is the band's climactic act."

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Cattle Decapitation's career is akin to a good horror movie: a slow beginning that teases of the gruesome terrors to come, patiently and methodically building on itself scene-by-terrifying-scene.

To keep the metaphor going, The Anthropocene Extinction is the band's climactic act. Million-miles-a-minute guitar playing and guttural vocals will keep the grindcore faithful happy, but the four-piece are now making good on the depth hinted at with 2012's Monolith Of Inhumanity. Travis Ryan's (relatively) new high-pitched, melodic screeches allow the band to reach new levels of putrid dissonance, conjuring foreboding atmospheres around their tracks.