If you like your militantly vegetarian metal fast, loud and brutal — splattered with specks of blood, shards of entrails and other bodily fluids — you owe it to yourself to catch Cattle Decapitation when the band stampedes into town with Soulfly and Prong. Earlier this year, after more than a decade of relentless rocking, San Diego's legendary and often misunderstood crusaders for animal rights released its most manic and melodic album yet; The Harvest Floor deftly balances the group's trademark veggie violence with a musical and lyrical sophistication that builds on its past grindcore triumphs, like To Serve Man and Humanure. Travis Ryan's larynx-shredding vocals occasionally sound like your college roommate practicing his burps after a twelve-pack of Meister Bräu, but when combined with Josh Elmore's slaughterhouse shredding and David McGraw's killing-floor drums, they hit like a pissed-off, tofu-fueled boot to the head.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene with music features, additional online music listings and show picks. We'll also send special ticket offers and music promotions available only to our Music Newsletter subscribers.
More MUSIC News
- The 2015 Riot Fest Denver Lineup: The Pixies, Run DMC and More
Fri., May 22, 8 p.m.
Thu., May 21, 8 p.m.
Thu., May 14, 8 p.m.
Sat., May 16, 8 p.m.
- Mark Patterson Records the Musicians of the 16th Street Mall
- Remembering Havok Guitarist Shawn Tyler Chavez