Fit For An Autopsy is a relatively new band on the scene. They are a very aggressive death metal/deathcore band from New Jersey that puts across the point they have disdain for the human race. If anyone has ever heard of the excellent Rivers Of Nihil, then you know what to expect here. The Process Of Human Extermination is filled with pummeling and unrelenting music with hoarse, low vocals which make for one of the most extreme releases of the year. I can tell you now that this album isn’t for everybody, but mainly for the extreme metal enthusiasts such as myself. If you have curious ears and are looking for something new to fill your collection, then this is an album to add.
“The Conqueror” starts off with the lyrics “We’ll tear this whole fucking world apart” and a guitar-heavy, punishing breakdown that puts many other deathcore bands to shame. Nothing slows down here as they belt out music with brutal perfection and heavy blast beats thrown in between the headbanging breakdowns that throw all the dancers out of the mosh pit. I mean, how many deathcore bands today can still induce a full-on mosh pit in their breakdowns?
“The Colonist” throws in a little technicality for good measure, in transition to death metal that is comparable to Deicide (and it takes a lot for me to day that). Some extreme metal vocalists are known to be monotonous and lack any variety, but Nate Johnson is a talented vocalist and has a ton of variety. From his brutal lows to his demonic shrieks, he will be sure to hold your attention. The guitar solo is done well, although I feel it should have been longer.
“The Juggernaut” is one of the most progressive tracks on the album. The guitars are tuned a little higher here and exhibit some twang and random song arraignment. The drums keep up the pace with ease and are spot on with the guitars. The vocals have an edge that will get people into the song even more if the instruments aren’t already doing a good enough job. The breakdown has china cymbals coupled with heavy bass to bring the house down.
“The Consumer” is one of the best tracks on the album, and it should be since it features Travis Richter from The Human Abstract/ex-From First To Last. It also crosses over into technical territory as well, the only track on the album that does so. Travis only sings for a short amount of time on his own on the track, right when the music slows down, but you can hear him at the same time as Nate a few times. The guitars and drums are a little Dillinger Escape Plan for this song and it is a welcome change of pace from the rest of the album. Of course, it has some good, fast sections to keep up the momentum when you think it’s going to slow down too much.
I’d never even heard of this band until I was asked to review this album, and now I’m glad I did. This is not an album for metal fans to miss out on, though it’s not for the weak at heart. Go look them up, listen to a couple tracks, and you will see what they’re about.