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|To Serve Man
|Studio album by
|July 30, 2002
|Cattle Decapitation chronology
To Serve Man is the debut studio album by American deathgrind band Cattle Decapitation, released in 2002.The title is a reference to the Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man".
|Chronicles of Chaos
Exclaim! wrote that the band "has entered the upper realm of gore-grinders," and praised the "nice, clear production sound ... that allows us to hear exactly what it is that gore-grind bands do with their instruments: grind, slash and hack their way through speedy and short bursts of dissonant grindcore."
All tracks are written by David Astor, Troy Oftedal, and Travis Ryan
|"I Eat Your Skin"
|"Writhe in Putrescence"
|"Land of the Severed Meatus"
|"The Regurgitation of Corpses"
|"Everyone Deserves to Die"
|"To Serve Man"
|"Colonic Villus Biopsy Performed on the Gastro-intestinally Incapable"
|"Long-Pig Chef and the Hairless Goat"
|"Hypogastric Combustion by C-4 Plastique"
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