Album of the Year Christmas Countdown : Day Sixteen 
16th December 2015, 17:40
Posted by Tristan
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Sweetest of the sixteens we delve into a murky world of landfill but before we can explore this apocalyptic of worlds we must first look back.

  1. Jakub Zyteki – Wishful Lotus Proof
  2. Agent Fresco – Destrier
  3. Cain’s Offering – Stormcrow
  4. Tesseract – Polaris
  5. Unleash The Archers – Time Stands Still
  6. Lamb of God – VII : Sturm Und Drang
  7. Lindemann – Skills and Pills
  8. The Black Dahlia Murder – Abysmal
  9. Amorphis – Under The Red Cloud
  10. Steven Wilson – Hand Cannot Erase
  11. Saurom – Self Titled
  12. Napalm Death – Apex Predator
  13. Blind Guardian – Beyond The Red Mirror
  14. Between The Buried and Me – Coma Ecliptic
  15. Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody – Prometheus

Cattle Decapitation – The Anthropocene Extinction

Sounding the klaxon for the end of the world our most pessimistic of individuals return this year for their most adventurous 11th hour yet. Building on the creative milestone that was Monolith of Inhumanity, Cattle Decapitation soared to new heights. Carving a niche for Travis Ryan’s melting vocals the singer coined a rasp come melodic howl that would shake even Predator’s most sturdy of boots.

Opting for a vision of true desolation and spelling quandary The Anthropocene Extinction is remorseless in every capacity. From the opening meteorite hit that is “Manufactured Extinct” the band do not weaken one iota. Odes to the suffering of animals that are experimented on “Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)“, Ryan’s utter hatred for the circus on “Circo Inhumanitas” and of course the devastating “Not Suitable For Life“. For fans of extreme music the band bring everything to the table, coupled with the grubby clean oxymoron production style of Dave Otero the record is an absolute milestone.

Painfully unaware that our carbon footprint has vastly overstayed its welcome these four horsemen bring the jarring truth to the people. Devoid of hope our final nail in the coffin of humanity being “Pacific Grim” where Ryan’s sermons once again hold truly crippling messages that owing to our ignorance we have entered the Anthropocene era where hope’s flame is distant and fast fading. An absolute education in the ways of experimental extreme Metal and one with a message that will not soon be forgotten.

Are you as passionate about extinction as I? Do you have a loved one that enjoy’s the sounds disparate hope? Then you can pick up the brand new album here!