Now Playing – Green Related Stuff

This past Tuesday the new Baroness album, Yellow & Green, hit shelves. However, as this (these?) album(s) have nothing to do with technical death metal, and increasingly less to do with metal in general, they do not make for a TDM relevant post. Hence, I thought to myself, “Ok, what is green and technical death metal?”

To me, the first thing that came to mind was Gojira. Their lyrics are all about the environment and toxic waste and so on. Also, I really dig “Adoration for None” because it features Randy Blythe of Lamb of God.

Next, I thought of the infamous Cattle Decapitation. Many of their lyrics espouse the annihilation of the human race, which I imagine is for the benefit of most every other species on the planet. In a roundabout way, that’s certainly a green message, huh? If nothing else, they have a pretty metal way of supporting nature. Here is “A Living, Breathing, Piece of Defecating Meat,” one of my favorite track from their latest album, Monolith of Inhumanity. I would have preferred “Dead Set on Suicide,” which is my favorite track from the album, but I couldn’t find any good versions of the song on YouTube.

This third track may seem like a bit of a stretch, but I have been listening to it a lot lately. I have been having a moral dilemma about purchasing a new pair of boots since they have real leather, and I am opposed to wearing the flesh of animals. “Kill It, Skin It, Wear It” by Man Must Die is bludgeoningly heavy and explicitly blunt in its message:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLlCJllefYw

 

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2 thoughts on “Now Playing – Green Related Stuff”

  1. Man Must Die was a band that I followed since their demos, and I just kept up with them. Their latest album is a real show-stopper. As for Nexuraxis, I didn’t get into them until the most recent album. Before that I liked them, but didn’t listen to them much.

    As for Anata, the second latest album, “Under a Stone with No Inscription” is top notch, in my opinion. As in top tier, with Origin and Brain Drill and the like. Its just so discordant and disjointed! I really don’t think it sounds like anything else out there.

    As for Cattle Decapitation, I can’t get enough of “Dead Set On Suicide.” Definitely the best song, on a fantastic album.

  2. “Also, I really dig ‘Adoration for None’ because it features Randy Blythe of Lamb of God.”

    Funny, ‘Adoration For None’ is one of my all time least favorite Gojira tracks for that same reason. Can’t stand Randy Blythe.

    “Here is ‘A Living, Breathing, Piece of Defecating Meat’, one of my favorite track from their latest album, Monolith of Inhumanity. I would have preferred ‘Dead Set on Suicide’, which is my favorite track from the album, but I couldn’t find any good versions of the song on YouTube.”

    Completely agree about the best song off of ‘Monolith Of Inhumanity’. ‘Dead Set On Suicide’ kicked my ass just a bit more than the other tracks, which says a whole hell of a lot.

    Never got into Man Must Die. I like their stuff but I could never get into them beyond saying ‘That sounded pretty cool’. Same thing with Neuraxis, Anata and a few other tech-death bands.

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