Friday, June 15, 2012

Absolute Killing Power

Cattlepress was a band that may have tickled your fancy if you were down with some of the heavier strides that ‘extreme’ hardcore took during the 1990s. If you are unfamiliar with them, then you are in for a treat—especially if today’s sludge bands fail to provide your ears with enough raw hatred in their sound. Cattlepress evolved out of the band Sin, whose split CD with Spinewrench can be found here. Their most widely available record would probably be their final LP on HydraHead, while the split LP with Agoraphobic Nosebleed is likely to be considered the definitive Cattlepress release by idiots like us. Thanks to Evil Eye reader Matt Parrillo, we have a Cattlepress demo from 1995 for you to check out. I do realize that all of their info online says that their demo was released in 1993, but this one was definitely recorded in 1995. Perhaps someone can shed some light on this subject. Two of these five songs were re-recorded for their Showered in the Love of the Abhorrer EP, while “My Only Wish is to Destroy” was included on Slap-a-Ham’s Fiesta Comes Alive! compilation. Although they occasionally go off in other directions musically, Cattlepress keeps things centered at a reasonably slow and grinding pace. This is definitely not doom for pretty boy emo-gone-metal hipsters. Cattlepress were about inflicting musical punishment on your sorry ass. Your beard and full sleeve tattoos will not save you from this bloody beating. However, chicks dig scars and you could use a couple of them. Click here to finally become a man.

1 comment:

Nuclearpowergrind said...

nice!!! been willing to hear their demos for a while and never found any prior to this!!! There is also really a 1993 or 1994 demo out there I think ''celebration of wounds'' from cry now cry later comp. is from it- i would also like to find it!!!