my materials with me handy laptop and camera in hand I was on
my first Nocturnal Hall assignment of the California scene (Fresno’s
version that is) giving others across the Atlantic a viewing of
what the local scene has to offer. Fresno having an array of musical
backgrounds in the club circuit made way for this night’s
performance of bringing Metal Blade recording artist CATTLE
DECAPITATION. Not bad since more acts are coming through
Fresno marking this another step for bands of extreme metal to
showcase their music as well as support for the local bands. Taking
my diet-Pepsi in hand and making my way past a pool of an all
ages crowd of youngsters I entering Big
Game Studio’s venue. Sound check kicked into
place as a roar of the guitar set off a small crowd of on goers
raged power giving the first set an approval warming as the opening
band kicked into session.
COLONY consisting of a trio based from California
opened in traditional death core style. Band played five songs
pounding energy driven plateau of pure aggression. Not bad for
these gents who played for a venue packed of youngsters ready
LAST DAY locals put on a melodic aggression set with
drive that unleashed brutal vigor casting a glow of death tones
reaping musical fury. Way to go \m/.
utilizing samples and guitar heated fury set the night a flight
into chaos with an opening pit of fans that entered a circle of
torment mosh. Fast guitar workings into a short lived songs was
the only thing that this band had minuses on them due to that
simple fact. Other wise if the songs had more minute life to them
that music might be worth listening to.
but not least CATTLE
DECAPITATION a style blended into harmony with harshly
violent rhythms that brought on brutal action into a live performance
was the main highlight of the evening. Music could get no sicker
until the gents kicked off with tunes from the second release
from Metal Blade records entitled Humanure.
One thing that surprised me since these gents from San Diego can
create such brutal mentality so unlike other bands of this style.
No cookie cutter band here. Pure raw force musically as well as
a live band CATTLE DECAPITATION takes no prisoners.