Severed Survival

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Band Name Autopsy (USA)
Album Name Severed Survival
Type Album
Released date 24 April 1989
Music StyleDeath Metal
Members owning this album323

Tracklist

Re-Issue with Bonustracks from "Retribution for the Dead" EP (1991)
1.
 Charred Remains
 03:40
2.
 Service for a Vacant Coffin
 02:50
3.
 Disembowel
 04:05
4.
 Gasping for Air
 03:19
5.
 Ridden with Disease
 04:53
6.
 Pagan Saviour
 04:11
7.
 Impending Dread
 04:46
8.
 Severed Survival
 03:28
9.
 Critical Madness
 04:33
10.
 Embalmed
 03:02
11.
 Stillborn
 02:47

Bonus
12.
 Funereality
 02:53
13.
 Destined to Fester
 04:31
14.
 In the Grip of Winter
 04:06

Total playing time: 53:04


Comment @ Basarab

07 May 2011

almost guaranteed to make you want to start headbanging

"Burning from the inside out
Bloody foam spews from your mouth
Smell the putrid stench of flesh
As it burns you to your death"

When I first heard these words I was captivated by the sheer brutality. I originally bought "Severed Survival" partly as an elaborate way of pissing my parents off (they hate any form of metal) and partly because the cover intrigued me. Prior to that I had no knowledge of Autopsy, although I thought I may have heard the name somewhere before.

"Severed Survival" is one of those albums that is almost guaranteed to make you want to start headbanging, or at least fist pumping, the instant you put it on. The vocals are brutal as fuck, right up there with Glen Benton (Deicide), Chuck Schuldiner (Death) and John Tardy (Obituary). The guitars and drums morph together to create a jackhammer that drills pure fucking metal into your brain (it sounds painful, but it's actually pretty damned awesome). In short this is not an album for all you mallcore Disturbed fans out there, this is for people who aren't afraid of true fucking death metal in all its brutal and gory glory.

It was interesting to note that Chris Reifert, who does vocals and drums for Autopsy, was the drummer on Death's "Scream Bloody Gore" album, which as well as being a death metal classic is also in my top 20 metal albums of all time (as "Severed Survival" now is).

I give this album 10/10 and intend to go back to the CD store and see if they have any more Autopsy albums.

Highlights of the album: 'Charred Remains' 'Disemboweled' 'Critical Madness' 'Funereality)

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