Released: February 2nd, 2009 | Label: Metal Blade | Rating: 8/10 | Reviewer: PSL | Provided by: Target

01. The Gardeners of Eden
02. A Body Farm
03. We Are Horrible People
04. Tooth Enamel & Concrete
05. The Ripe Beneath the Rind
06. The Product Alive
07. In Axetasy
08. Into the Public Bath
09. The Harvest Floor
10. Regret & the Grave

I was happy with the direction that San Diego vegan grind band Cattle Decapitation took on Karma. Bloody. Karma, but I appreciate even more what the band is doing on The Harvest Floor. In general itís a continuation of what the Americans did on Karma. Bloody. Karma, but measured inch by inch everything feels more mature this time around. The band mixes a lot of different genres, but it never tends to be a clutter. The music is very much death metal with lots of grind for brutality. The four-piece toy a bit with the vocals and that adds a lot to muscular tracks like "The Gardeners of Eden" and "Regret & the Grave". There are a bit female vocals and noisy effects here and there as well. These are effectively used on the titletrack.

Itís clear that the band has matured as song-writers. The music feels more interesting and diverse than before. The Harvest Floor is not an effort that is easy listening, but like with Karma. Bloody. Karma itís a CD that gets better and better. A lot of this most likely has to do with Cattle Decapitation toying with many more facets and contrasts in the music nowadays. Itís nice to hear that the band dares to take in the uncanny and slow without selling out on the extreme and straight forward in the songs. The Harvest Floor is by far the best from the Americans to this day. If you liked Karma. Bloody. Karma then youíll love The Harvest Floor.

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