almost guaranteed to make you want to start headbanging
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.
" 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
Highlights of the album: 'Charred Remains
' 'Disemboweled' 'Critical Madness