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: