Finally, the long awaited follow-up to "The Anthropocene Extinction", a record that is easily one of my favorite progressive death metal projects to date. It perfectly illustrates the idea that we, as a species, have begun to fall into our own destruction. We have created our own demise. And this new record takes that idea and really cements it into place. "Monolith of Inhumanity" created a new era for Cattle Decapitation, everything that they did in that record is present here in spades, making this, their eighth studio album feel like a culmination of everything they've done so far within the past few years along with some throwback to their early works. In regular fashion, everything is tight and precise, almost mechanical in nature. The guys at CD are perfectionists at heart, and they really show that with this massive tracklist. This is their biggest project to date, and there's virtually no filler to be found. I think the only let down is the fact that the there's a few too many interludes, "The Great Dying Pt. 1&2" which are scattered amongst the tracklisting could've been fully fleshed out tracks and I wouldn't have complained. Even if it was just one of the parts, I'd be fine with that too. But apart from that, this is a dense record that demands multiple listens to absorb everything it has to offer, especially the last track, the huge 9 minute title track with its somber and hopeless feeling atmosphere, it makes me question how much time we truly have left on this planet. I guess while the world is still spinning, this is a record that shouldn't be ignored. It's arguably the most important metal record of the decade, if not that, the year.
Favorite tracks: Vulturous, One Day Closer To The End of the World, The Geocide, Death Atlas, Bring Back The Plague
FFO: Aborted, Misery Index, Skinless, Dying Fetus
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