Cattle Decapitation - Karma.Bloody.Karma (Metal Blade Records) - Back
Humans cause all the problems of the world, as the very first lyrics would suggest on Cattle Decapitation song “Unintelligent Design”… “Goddamn humans and their stupid ideas…” That should give you a feel for Cattle Decapitation’s pissed-off, anti-human, pro-vegetarian lyrics and attitude. “Karma.Bloody.Karma” showcases some of the bands most meaningful lyrics of their ten years of existence, not to mention this CD is brutal as hell itself. For those who haven’t heard this intense mayhem before, they are brutal death metal/gore-grind in the vein of bands like Suffocation, Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Neurosis, Cannibal Corpse, Cephalic Carnage, etc. The guttural death vocals remind me quite a bit of Ross from Immolation, but the higher pitched screams are somewhat like Corpsegrinder (Cannibal Corpse), maybe only a little. Lots of heavy guitar riffs and powerful drums blasts are as pummeling and aggressive as an elephant in heat. Billy Anderson of the Swans, Melvins and Mr. Bungle fame produced, engineered and mixed “Karma.Bloody.Karma.” One final note, there are guest appearances from Joey Karan (The Locust), and John Wiese (Sunn0)), Bastard Noise). “Karma.Bloody.Karma” is heavy, damn heavy.


Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins