Known for their strong staple placement in the deathcore scene, Fit For An Autopsy have been showing off their strong guitar tones and pounding breakdowns since 2008. Now on their fourth album, the band are set to show no signs of slowing down as well as giving you the music you all know and love.
Within the first track, you might feel that the vocals sound very similar to Thy Art Is Murder within their delivery and it goes without saying that ‘Hydra’ pounds through mercilessly with the guitar tones ringing through, especially with the lead melodies that escape and make a solid mark on the track. Moving into ‘Heads Will Hang’, the band slow down the guitar patterns in the beginning and make it sound just as evil and menacing as their older material, but once the pace picks up the band sound a bit chaotic in their approach before throwing into something anthemic and encapsulating in their choruses. The band are able to make things sound so effortless with the aggression being channeled as well as the more entrancing singing that happens around two thirds of the way in. Moving into ‘Black Mammoth’, the guitar lead takes more of a front seat again, with the tremolo picking patterns adding a nice all around atmosphere for the track, but that doesn’t mean that the heaviness takes a backseat as the band still cement themselves as one of the most destructive forces.
The band still continue their onslaughts with tracks like ‘Iron Moon’ feeling just as angry as the album did in the beginning and keeping those same styles and themes carried through. With their chord progressions and the higher pitched screams adding much more of a depth in his vocal range, it really kicks off the second half of the record even more. ‘When The Bulbs Burn Out’ starts off quite eerily before the rhythm section comes out swinging. The bass starts getting its own small little features but the emphasis tends to stay around the guitars and their technicality which is also shown during ‘Too Late’. The latter half of the record does tend to experiment a bit more with the clean guitar patterns such as with the penultimate track ‘Empty Still’ which feels like it could come straight from a Deftones back catalog. The raw emotion that is coming off the vocals for this track makes you feel more invested in the song as it gives you something exciting from them at this last juncture.
The record itself is a brilliant showcase of how to progress in their genre in a natural flow with tight production and crushing lead patterns that bring the whole record to a very high point. It’s moving forward from their latest release in the right direction and is undoubtedly cementing them as one of the most enjoyable deathcore bands around.