Though many bands have tried, no one articulates the real apocalypse humanity is facing as vividly and succinctly as Cattle Decapitation. With 2019’s 'Death Atlas' they reached the apex of this, perhaps leading some to believe they had no place left to go beyond such an achievement, but now they return with 'Terrasite', which is as bold a statement as they have ever made.
“After a record like 'Death Atlas' you have to make a turn,” states guitarist Josh Elmore. “Everything about that album - the concept, artwork, music, etc, was a final statement. The only way to move forward is rebirth. In approaching the newest record it was not only necessary to keep the musical trajectory the band has been aiming towards since the beginning, but also to further explore the ambient/textural elements that were part of 'Death Atlas'.” '
As such, 'Terrasite' pushes their sound further into more epic and varied territory, and in the hands of vocalist Travis Ryan the governing concept takes a new and disturbing direction. “I wanted to do the 180° opposite of 'Death Atlas'. I already had the concept idea from years back and since 'Death Atlas' was so dark and brooding, I wanted a completely opposite effect - I wanted this to take place in the daylight. I’ve always found daytime horror to be really unsettling so I wanted to make sure what was going on on the cover took place in the light of day, which also finds its place within the lyrics.”