Political technical death metal grind at its best
is a death metal band from Maryland. They are the most political straight up death metal band ever. That
's a fact. For those who like to keep their politics and metal separate, just don't read the lyrics. Otherwise
you'll miss out on a truly amazing album. Trust
me, it sounds no different than any other death metal piece except for it may be faster and more brutal.
John Gallagher is a guttural guitarist god! I have yet to see a guitarist who can do vocals better then John. His signature deep low growl is an audible delight for any death metal fan. Don't forget that he's also a very technical guitarist and one of the best, if not the best guitarist/vocalists in death metal. What he lacks in beauty, he makes up for in talent and he is one ugly dude, no offense to MR. Gallagher.
Sean Beasly is the only bassist that can challenge Alex Webster for the best death bassist title. Where normal bassists mimmick the guitars in the background, Sean matches note for note with the guitar, and makes damn sure you notice! He can turn an amazing John Gallagher guitar solo into an amazing John and Sean simultaneous string section solo. You have what sounds like a bassist taking on a guitarist in a solo duel. The technicality just blows my mind in the best way possibly possible. His vocals aren't too bad either. Mids and highs, compliment Gallagher's lows very well. The one thing is that he slurs his vocals. It's not really a bad thing. It sort of adds a rawness to his vocals.
somehow finds amazing drummer after amazing drummer. The drums match up with everything and adds technicality and an overall speed. Keeping up with the string section duo is no easy task but Trey Williams seems to do it semi-easily. From technical drum beats to all out speed blast beats to dramatic breakdowns, Trey can do it during any song. In DF's revolving door of drummers, Trey seems like he can hold his own and match the intensity of the drummers before him.
In all, Dying Fetus
is one of the rare bands that gets better with age. 19/20 is my rate. Brutal
technical death metal/death grind at its best.