|1. Invert the Idols||02:05|
|2. Subjected to a Beating||04:53|
|3. Second Skin||04:42|
|4. From Womb to Waste||04:56|
|6. In the Trenches||03:44|
|7. Devout Atrocity||04:28|
|8. Revisionist Past||03:57|
|9. The Blood of Power||05:23|
|Bonustrack (Deluxe Edition)|
|10. Dead Whores Love to Fuck||00:50|
|Total playing time||37:35|
Review @ CLucker666
The heaviest Dying Fetus album of all time
Of course it wouldn't be as brutal without John's fucking insane vocals. He just has the most intense guttural low I have ever heard followed by a ferocious high that just rips everything apart. I can honestly say he will put most any vocalist to shame with a few exceptions. Just everything this guys does is so brutal. Brutal, brutal, brutal.. that is all I can think of when I hear him. It fits absolutely perfect with the slamming death metals riffs and the blast beat/double bass drumming.
The first song Invert the Idols just throws brutal technical riffs right at you without stopping the entire song. It definitely has the most catchy chorus of the entire album. It is followed with the single Subjected to a Beating that starts off with a slower but extremely heavy riff that slams. This album just never lets up at all. Then again, when does Dying Fetus ever give you a break? Any song you chose to listen to first will give you the right impression, there is not a single track on here that could prevent you from listening to the rest.
I am sure most of you guys noticed the intro to track 4, From Womb To Waste. A girl says "It's not my fault that I'm addicted to drugs and pregnant. Who cares? Fuck the baby, let it die." I'm sure this offended some but come on, it is Dying Fetus. What do you expect?
This album has got to be the most brutal thing of 2012 and it never lets up at all. The entire thing is just amazing. If you have not heard it then you are missing out and you need to hear it immediately. Go buy it now if you have not already. This album includes anything from raging blast beats, slam death riffs and even some crunchy breakdowns that they pull off amazingly, I give Reign Supreme a 20/20. It is everything I could ever want in a death metal record.
Review @ Crinn
It's Dying Fetus..would you honestly expect anything less than perfect?
The new Dying Fetus record has elements to satisfy everyone. For the people who just want another good ol’ Fetus record, Dying Fetus delivers exactly that. For those who like to challenge the bands that they listen to and want to hear something new that sounds different from the rest of their discography, Dying Fetus delivers something with an entirely new sound. That’s what the main focus of this review is going to be on, how Dying Fetus has changed. For someone that’s EXTREMELY familiar with their ENTIRE discography like me, it’s plain and obvious that the trio used Descend into Depravity as a blueprint for the writing process of Reign Supreme.
Descend into Depravity had two big traits that made up its sound: groove/catchiness and technicality. Of course, Dying Fetus has always had groove (especially in War of Attrition and Destroy the Opposition). But to me, the catchiness is much easier to hear in Descend into Depravity because its sound is much less complex. So if it’s a Dying Fetus record, it’s going to have tons of groove and catchy breakdowns (and people say breakdowns are for pussy deathcore/metalcore bands, HA! You make me SICK!). The thing that Reign Supreme has that was obviously influenced by Descend into Depravity is the really high-pitched technicality. But then again, all Dying Fetus albums seem to be pretty damn technical, with the exception of their debut.
The INSTANT the first track started, I had a huge hunch that this is probably going to be Dying Fetus’ most technical album yet…and I was right; holy fucking shit. But the technicality isn’t all really high-pitched guitar solos that seem to be random notes. First of all, it’s not constant, which shows that Jon has some kidneys in that skull that know when and when not to use hyper-technicality. But one thing is for sure, the drums seem to be nonstop. I’ve seen these guys live four times, and I’ve always been blown away by the drummer’s (seemingly) nonstop brutality and technical style of playing. If you love the technical drumming that Stop at Nothing brought to the table, Reign Supreme is what you need. Ok, I think I’ve gone on about the sheer technicality long enough. What’s next?
I don’t think that I need to mention anything about the amount of brutality that Dying Fetus never fails to bring at full-force. Because everything from the drums to the vocals to the bass to the fucking BAND NAME has the word BRUTAL engraved all over it. I know that people love to go on about the amount of fucking technical brutality that these guys have the ability to play, but seriously, it’s kind of a no-brainer when it comes to Dying Fetus. And besides, the brutality that they play is far beyond any kind of description that I can put into words, so there’s not even any point in me trying.
Jon (the bald dude that plays the 7-stringer) is known for being the guy that does DEEP inhaled growls with the occasional guttural exhale here and there. In Reign Supreme, there seems to be A LOT more exhales. But the exhales aren’t anything like I’ve ever heard before from this band, they seem to vary in pitch more than previous records. The exhaled growls aren’t quite as deep (in other words they sound more human) as I’m used to them being (listen to the War of Attrition album to get an idea of what I’m talking about). Here’s another thing that has changed: the breakdowns have slightly less groove and are 100000 times more brutal. They’re not the SLOW kind of brutal, they’re the kind of brutal that reminds me of a HUGE chunk of lead suddenly landing on someone out of nowhere (listen to the breakdown in Second Skin and the whole length of From Womb to Waste).
Favorite songs? Blehh, there’s no such thing when it comes to this album. I will say that I couldn’t have had a better first impression than the promo/teaser track that I heard on Dying Fetus’ website, From Womb to Waste. I would give this album a perfect score (just like almost all of their other albums) and would force this down everybody’s throat because I know that chances are that this is too much for many to handle. Which is exactly how Dying Fetus rolls.