Cattle Decapitation represents an ideological oxymoron: the San Diego band are gore-core in the vein of Cannibal Corpse, but with a pro-vegan stance. Interesting. That would explain the album cover with a cow defecating a human. But once you get past all the wacky imagery and grotesque lyrics, you'll find there's a lot of talent (as with so many bands of this genre). Expect rapidfire dual bass drumming, face-melting guitar leads and guttural vocals.
Sat., June 4, 7:30 p.m., 2011