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  FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY
'Hellbound'
(Steamhammer/SPV)


jools green

Jools Green



fit for an autopsy

New Jersey Deathcore five piece Fit For An Autopsy address the dirty, gritty and grimy reality of modern day life to find the inspiration that is behind 'Hellbound', their second full length and follow up to 2011s debut release, 'The Process Of Human Extermination'.

Their sound is a brutal blend of Hardcore grooves and attitude with a strong base of technically excellent and experimental Death Metal, combining to a give a very modern and interesting twist to their musical approach without being over flashy.

The vocals from Nate Johnson are excellent; a very powerful, roaring scream with a wide range, from deep to mid range, a good harsh edge and holding a dominating position on the tracks, given the highly technical and intense nature of the compositions, anything less would be lost and as a bonus you can also understand the lyrics.

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Fit For An Autopsy ease you in gently, but there's no denying the bleakness that awaits, strongly hinted at, in the haunting opener on, 'The Great Gift Of The World', opening out to become an impressively brutal and technical track.

Intense yet haunting 'Still We Destroy' has a noteworthy solo towards the later part which breaks the track up beautifully before the crushing riffs return while 'Thank You Budd Dwyer' comes at you in surging waves; it was at this point I also became aware of the superb drum work, there is so much going on with this album, I can be forgiven for not noticing everything at once.

I love the soaring riff pattern that lies in the background across the majority of the track on 'Do You See Him', with powerful lyrical content also.

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There's plenty of variety on the slightly slower tempo 'Tremors', with it's haunting opener, taking a darker more sinister approach, intense blasts to the latter part and still maintaining the strong technical edge; a deceptively powerful track.

'Dead In The Dirt' has a brutal groove and very thought provoking lyrics. The spiraling riff patterns and drum work combination that opens 'There Is Nothing Here Worth Keeping' is nothing short of stunning, I kept replaying it over and over, the rest of the track excellent also, having a lot of facets, one minute technical and punchy, the next a powerfully melodic edge, even the fade out at the end has a moving quality to it.

A great solo just before the two minute mark on 'Mother Of The Year', a chunk of brutally technical excellence. 'Children Of The Corn Syrup', features guest vocals from Vincent Bennett (Acacia Strain), giving an extra edge to the sound and on the final track 'The Travelers' after a solo, again at the one minute mark, the pace drops away becoming, for a while, drum led and the pounding rhythms are followed by darkened riffs, the slower pace having a darkly evocative feel, a superb and powerful album ender.

This is an excellent album, consistent in quality across all the tracks, I also like that the lyrics are not about gore and corpse hacking, not that I have a problem with that; it's just nice to have a change now and then.

If you like Whitechapel, Gojira or All Shall Perish, you should find this an interesting listen.




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29.11.13





WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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