The Harvest Floor

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The Harvest Floor
Cattle Decapitation - The Harvest Floor.jpg
Studio album by Cattle Decapitation
Released January 20, 2009 (2009-01-20)
Recorded Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California
Genre Deathgrind
Length 37:37
Label Metal Blade
Producer Billy Anderson
Cattle Decapitation chronology
Karma.Bloody.Karma
(2006)
The Harvest Floor
(2009)
Monolith of Inhumanity
(2012)

The Harvest Floor is the fifth full-length studio album by American deathgrind band Cattle Decapitation. It was released through Metal Blade Records on January 20, 2009. The album was recorded and mixed at Sharkbite studios in Oakland, California, with engineering and production by Billy Anderson.[1] The artwork was designed by Wes Benscoter, and shows the outside of a large slaughterhouse with the "general public being herded inside to meet their demise."[1] It is the band's last album to feature bassist Troy Oftedal.

Music video[edit]

A music video was made for the song "Regret and the Grave", depicting an idea similar to the album cover, with the SWAT police driving numerous people onto the outskirts of a city, putting bags on their heads, and forcing them into cages. It also shows two people being led into a dark, abandoned slaughterhouse and a woman looking desperately out of her cage. All this is shown in between shots of the band playing in a slaughterhouse.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
CHARTattack 4/5 stars[3]

The Harvest Floor sold 1,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album debuted at number 16 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Gardeners of Eden" 5:39
2. "A Body Farm" 3:29
3. "We Are Horrible People" 3:56
4. "Tooth Enamel and Concrete" 2:57
5. "The Ripe Beneath the Rind" 2:50
6. "The Product Alive" 3:05
7. "In Axetasy" 4:43
8. "Into the Public Bath" 3:11
9. "The Harvest Floor" 3:07
10. "Regret and the Grave" 4:40
Total length: 35:37

Personnel[edit]

Cattle Decapitation[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cattle Decapitation: New Album Details Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. October 31, 2008. Retrieved December 31, 2008. 
  2. ^ Prato, Greg. "Review: The Harvest Floor". Allmusic. Retrieved March 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ CHARTattack review
  4. ^ "Cattle Decapitation: 'The Harvest Floor' First-Week Sales Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. January 28, 2009. Retrieved January 28, 2009.