1989 - Severed Survival.
1991 - Mental Funeral.
way more Helter Skelter.
AUTOPSY is deathmetal = deathmetal is AUTOPSY
Genre defining, pioneers and overall gruesome and brutal ...it all stared with an autopsy !
When people think of deathmetal as a whole, most think: CANNIBAL CORPSE, OBITUARY, DEICIDE and the likes, yet the real underground maniacs know that AUTOPSY is the thing nightmares are made of.
After DEATH's seminal 1987's Scream Bloody Gore, drummer / singer Chris Reifert went on with his own version of deathmetal and created: AUTOPSY. A slower-to-mid-pace band featuring wacky solos, heavier riffing and the most disturbing lyrics that are still today too-sick-to-print !
1989's debut LP Severed Survival is the birth of goremetal, only matched by CARCASS's Reek Of Putrefaction. Thru time AUTOPSY have devolved with Mental Funeral, Acts Of The Unspeakable and eventually, the lovable Shitfun album (don't Google that)
Having dis-banded and re-banded, along several side-projects, the deadly trio of Reifert and guitarists Eric Cutler and Danny Coralles are secured in the deathmetal history timeline has they should be: underground deathmetal legends.
Severed Survival = full LP
Live in 1989
April 22, 1991 - 2021: 30 years of: Mental Funeral.
Death after DEATH.
Following the end of his partnership with deathmetal-initiator Chuck Schuldiner, Chris Reifert hatched up AUTOPSY. The other side of deathmetal, a slower and chunkier death-meat-all.
The opener "Twisted Mass Of Burnt Decay" is a blast of hate, while "In The Grip Of Winter" swings with a catchy doom mid-part. The slow build-up of "Slaughterday" inevitably turns into a bloody mosh-pit, while rotting cuts like "Robbing The Grave" and "Dark Crusade" mince corpses like a meat-grinder.
The following Fiend For Blood MCD, featuring once again bass-superhero Steve DiGiorgio, is extra gore to add to the pile. Garage-style deathmetal, no need to look for finesse or adventurous time-signatures, this is sick pus-filled deathmetal.
After 1989's classic debut Severed Survival LP, the explosive deathmetal scene was at full arms-race, yet AUTOPSY stuck to their guns and offered an different kind of death. After death, we get AUTOPSY.
Mental Funeral = full CD
Fiend For Blood = full MCD
Live in 1991
Death-Metal US 1991
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