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Cattle Decapitation: That band ain’t right, I tell you what…

I’ve been rather hesitant to discuss Cattle Decapitation for some time now. If there was ever a band that so singularly personified love/hate for me, it would be this Californian four piece. Across their releases since 2002’s ‘To Serve Man’, they’ve singlehandedly made historic strides for the entire genre of deathgrind, introducing progressive and even melodic elements in a genre that has always emphasized anything but. However, the band’s lyrical theme and overarching message unnerves me to no end. Not so much that every single one of their songs is a flowery way of saying ‎’All humans should die! Except us, of course.’ (which doesn’t help) but more to the harsh reality that whether their vegan message is simply hyperbolic or actually as narrow-minded as it first appears, it hasn’t inspired much of anyone to stop eating meat. In fact, reading the vast majority of their lyrics make me want to eat even MORE meat, then send a video tape of my feast directly to the band. Continue reading Cattle Decapitation: That band ain’t right, I tell you what…