CEPHALIC CARNAGE Anomalies Relapse While labelmates Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan have made tentative guerilla raids into the rock mainstream, Cephallic Carnage are just too wasted, ugly and weird to make it through the cultural security barriers.
From page 59 of Classic Rock Magazine May 2005
This fourth album of left-field noise from oddballs Cephallic Carnage defies categorisation; one minute they come on like early Napalm Death, hurling out breakneck grindcore noise, the next they’re locked into a protracted Sleep-style slo-mo doom groove before verring off again into a world of Mr Bungle-like bizarreness. And it’s all chopped up and rearranged like a freakazoid Zappaesque musical collage. Singer Lenzig grunts over a backdrop of casual, free-jazz riffs and power-tool drumming.
If Captain Beefheart had formed The Magic Band today they might have sounded something like this.