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Autopsy – Macabre Eternal

- Thursday, June 16, 2011

autopsy-macabre-eternal   This is death metal done right. I feel like it’s the late 90s, I am on a 72 hour sleep deprivation stint, sifting through metal zines and promos (CDs and cassettes!), typing out lyrics, thinking about a review I’m going to write, and working on writing new Morpheus material. I should be watching Traces of Death, chomping on a slice of pizza, smoking a cigar and flipping through Swank to the obligatory necrophilia article. Autopsy is back and their new full length, the first in over a decade and a half, Macabre Eternal, is a true, vile, brutal harkening back to the sorely-missed Golden Age of death metal. I honestly could not be happier.

   Autopsy has managed to come back, with the old style intact, and produce something that doesn’t sound like a rehashing of old material. With reunion bands everywhere seeking to write songs that are laughable parodies of their former selves, Autopsy gave us an album of genuine Autopsy.

   The groove of Always About To Die had me bouncing about in my chair, while I wrote this. Danny and Eric have lost nothing in the way of inspiration and ability. Reifert’s truly demented vocals and groovy, fun beats are timeless within the genre. Joe Trevisano does a good job of taking up the bass helm, which, by the way, was mixed well.

   Inspired by this must-have album, I think I’ll be jamming nothing from later than 1999 all weekend.

I give this beast 4 out of 5. Superb Death Metal – no more; no less.

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