This is how progression in metal should happen – with The Harvest Floor, Cattle Decapitation has further developed their style without the risk of alienating their devoted fans. The progression over the last few albums has been gradual – no shocking changes of direction here (ahem, Cryptopsy, ahem). The songwriting is more elaborate while still intensely brutal – some tracks even have an epic feel, very rare in this style of death. The production is crisp and clear, revealing all the complexities (and crushing heaviness) of the music, as well as incorporating some new sounds in their arsenal, while avoiding the trendy pseudo-industrial effects of other bands.
Definitely not a disposable album – rather I think metal fans will be listening – and talking about – this album for years to come. Very highly recommended!