Review: CATTLE DECAPITATION-“Monolith of Inhumanity”

By Lane Oliver

2009 saw the release of Cattle Decapitation’s The Harvest Floor, which to me (at least at the time) was their magnum opus. This year, the band returned with the highly anticipated, 2001: A Space Odyssey inspired Monolith of Inhumanity. The Harvest Floor was such a grand masterpiece for the band so one must wonder if anything released after it can top it.

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American Aftermath Exclusive: Two Live Videos Of DEAD IN THE DIRT from SXSW ’12

This was my first time to see Dead In The Dirt and I honestly wasn’t super impressed. I don’t know if it was the shitty sound, the generic riffs, or all the holier than thou SXE/Vegan preaching shit, but whatever it was I wasn’t feeling it. It kind of sucked cause I had decent hopes for them. I liked their album “FEAR” on wax though. Oh well, above is a video of Dead In The Dirt performing Burden Of Life during the Thrasher Death Match showcase at the Scoot Inn.

— Josh Huddleston

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Piano Covers Of Metal Songs Make Me Want To Jizz: The CONVERGE Edition


Holy fuuuuuuucccckkk, dude. Do you guys remember that dude who covered the entire Leviathan album by Mastodon? Well Sam Abbot is at it again, and this time he is bring us some motherfucking Converge. The video above is of Sam playing Fault and Fracture and he fucking kills it. I love how you can totally tell what song it is, but it just sounds gritty and wrong on a piano. I love it…

Below is the video of Jane Doe. Now this song translates to piano perfectly. It’s soo eerie and moody. There really isn’t too much to say cause these videos speak for themselves. I really hope this dude keeps putting these out. You guys should probably subscribe to his Youtube channel, I know I did….




— Josh Huddleston

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Stand Tall On Gloomy Daze: MICKEY NAPALM Releases New Track

You folks should know by now that we here at American Aftermath like obscure hip-hop when it’s done well. We post about these artists every now and then and I want to bring up a rapper that I haven’t talked about on here before. I am talking about Mickey Napalm, who is actually a homie of mine. He might be known as the main man behind the band Infected Womb as well as a few other projects. Mickey‘s raps are fucking fantastic and I love them as much as I do his grind projects.

Last night Mickey posted a new track called “Stand Tall” which is accompanied by a video. This track is a definite ripper. I love the bluesy beat and his flow is amazing. Check out his video below. I’ll be posting more about Mickey as he releases more new shit. Enjoy.

Souls For Belial: MARDUK Releases New Music Video

Love me some Marduk. I am really looking forward to listening to their new album Serpent Sermon in full. The songs that have been released thus far are fantastic and the recently released music video for “Souls For Belial” is awesome as well. I think what I like most about this video is the sepia tone that the entire video is soaked in. The video is pretty standard, but the execution is killer. I love it. Check it out below and enjoy. Serpent Sermon will be released on May 28th via Century Media Records.

Dark, Damp Passageways: TOMBS Release New Music Video

I really dig Tombs, Brooklyn’s… Well, very extreme metal band. These dudes cross so many genres that I still haven’t found a good place to label them. I was a big fan of their last album Path Of Totality, although I didn’t get around to listening to it until after year-end lists went live. It’s an amazing record and one song that really stood out to me on that album was “Passageways” and now, thanks to Scion A/V, we have a killer music video to go along with with it.

The video is great, seeing as it’s a standard “band-playing-live” video. Check it out below and enjoy. Tell us what you think in the comments section.