Every once in a while, when the whole deathcore scene once again seems to be in a generic, redundant state, a certain band comes along that provides a fresh sound that reminds you that with the right ideas, a renewed sense of determination, and a fairly well known group of people whom could be considered veterans in the North Eastern metal scene, this genre can still be awesome. Fit for an Autopsy is that band, and on “The Process of Human Extermination“ they are out to prove it.
Right from the start the band rips into a heavy metal frenzy, blending traditional death metal speed and riffage with more modern style breakdowns, and in my opinion, one of Nate Johnson’s (Through the Eyes of the Dead, Premonitions of War, Deadwater Drowning, Buckhunter, and about 93 more bands from all over the states) best vocal performances yet, plus a whole powerhouse of guest vocal appearances.
Musically, the band has matured big time since their demo a few years back. They have a lot more strong, solid riffs, some pretty intricate breakdowns, and a little mini-solo here and there that sounds eerie as fuck, making for an even more traditional feeling. Not to mention the clean production that really adds to the overall power of the album, making every note loud and clear and the album as a whole heavy as fuck.
The song names also caught my attention. They are all nouns, describing what seems to be a person that has something to do with the world coming to an end, or an extermination, if you will, with names like “The Conquerer,” “The Jackal,” and “The Executioner.” The artwork is really creepy, and nothing short of bad ass.
If you heard Fit For an Autopsy before-good. You’re on the right track. But to hear a much more solid and matured band, then “The Process of Human Extermination” is a must. They are one of the few bands I can name that really have a style of death metal that any sub-genre can appreciate, without being incredibly over the top. You can read this review all you want, but this is really an album you have to buy to appreciate, and while you’re at it, check them out at a show. You will not be disappointed.