Metal Blade will release Cattle Decaptation’s new album Monolith of Inhumanity on May 8 in the U.S. and on May 4 in Europe and the UK. Today, Metal Hammer grabbed the second song premiere from the album (we featured the first one here, along with a lot more info about the album). The song is called “Lifestalker”, and man has it fucked me up. I’ve had to play it repeatedly to make sure I didn’t have a spontaneous hallucination at the 1:30 mark.
Oh yes, the song begins with a white-hot blast of death-grind, all blistering riffage and meaty slams and Travis Ryan going from horrific rising growls to hair-on-fire shrieks. And then at that 1:30 mark a few bass notes announce a surprising shift into something very different and very, very cool. I ain’t gonna spoil the surprise — you should hear it for yourself. And even after that “what the fuck?” interlude, the back end of the song pays off again with another dose of fiery fretwork, drummer-pummel, and insane vocals.
I don’t think it’s premature to say this album will be the best thing Cattle Decap have ever done. Speed yourselves onward past the jump and listen . . .
Holy fuck, what just happened? That was awesome.
I just hope the rest of their fanbase is as willing to accept this as I am
Mindfuck and amazing. Their almost stepping on progressive death-grind territory, if there is such a thing.
There may be such a thing now! Good term for it — though the name itself will cause brains to scramble.
the guitar tone doesn’t bother you? It feels so sterile, polished and lifeless, especially for a grind band. I don’t remember their older material sounding like that (but I’m far from an expert on it)
Oh my Satan. I meant they’re, not their. Motherfuck.
’twas a very good song live to boot.
You lucky bastard.
I’m with you there Islander… Andy, you’re a lucky bastard! However, I’ll be joining you in the lucky bastard category as of the 21st, I’ll get to see these guys with Origin, Decrepit Birth, and Aborted.
This will be my first Cattle Decapitation album and it sounds quite fucking excellent
i love their previous album, it sounds a bit “schizofrenic” if you will, and this is a huge step from what they have done before and so far it sounds fucking great!
i hope they fly their asses over to europe this summer.
Love their previous record and the two songs I’ve heard so far are fucking amazing!!!! can’t wait to hear the rest!!!
Woah! What have they become?! I love it!
Awesome tune. Love the main riff.
Seeing these guys live would only be matched by seeing Rotting Christ live… and I haven’t seem them live yet. Cattle and RC are two of my top three favorite bands and I just can’t wait until I get this album and that shirt with the fox wearing human skin on it… maybe the gory Vitruvian Man as well.