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Dying Fetus

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Though forever doomed, commercially speaking, by their controversial name, Maryland's Dying Fetus endured beyond most observers' wildest expectations. Formed in the waning days of death metal's glorious heyday (1991, to be exact) by John Gallagher (guitar/vocals), Nick Speleos (guitar), Brian Latta (guitar), Jason Netherton (bass), and Kevin Talley (drums), Dying Fetus combined their death metal with hardcore influences in order to develop their own form of American grindcore. But while pioneering bands like Napalm Death and Carcass had taken the U.K. and Europe by storm, this subgenre never really caught on in America, and had been utterly buried by grunge by the time Dying Fetus released their 1995 debut, Infatuation with Malevolence, which, admittedly did little more than collect their old demos into a single package. After downsizing to a quartet with Speleos' departure, the band truly began to hit its stride with a slew of increasingly confident and inspired releases, including 1996's Purification Through Violence, 1998's Killing on Adrenaline, and 2000's Destroy the Opposition. All the while, their notoriety continued to grow steadily within the extreme metal underground, as did their audience, thanks to a ferocious live presence and incessant touring at home and abroad with similarly aggressive bands like Kataklysm, the Crown, and Behemoth. Between road jaunts, the band kept itself busy by re-releasing an expanded version of its debut in 1999 and the Grotesque Impalement EP in 2000, but trouble was just around the corner. Midway through 2001, Gallagher was handed resignation letters from the other members of the group, who proceeded to join forces in a new project called Misery Index, and thus left the future of Dying Fetus very much in doubt. But to everyone's surprise, Gallagher wasted no time hiring an entirely new lineup consisting of vocalist Vince Matthews, guitarist Mike Kimball, bassist Sean Beasely, and drummer Erik Sayenga. A new single entitled "Vengeance Unleashed" was recorded to support the band's touring commitments, which included that year's Wacken Open Air Festival, after which Dying Fetus entered the studio to prepare their fifth album, 2003's eagerly awaited Stop at Nothing. The blistering War of Attrition appeared in 2007, followed three years later by Descend into Depravity -- both of them on Relapse. Arriving in 2012, Reign Supreme became their first to reach the main Billboard album charts. In 2017 the band issued its ninth studio long-player, Wrong One to Fuck With, again via Relapse. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
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  2.   Your Treachery Will Die with You
  3.   Destroy the Opposition
  4.   Raping the System
  5.   Shepherd's Commandment
  6.   One Shot, One Kill
  7.   Killing On Adrenaline
  8.   Parasites of Catastrophe
  9.   Schematics
  10.   Fornication Terrorists
  11.   We Are Your Enemy
  12.   Stop at Nothing
  13.   Homicidal Retribution
  14.   Fate of the Condemned
  15.   Unadultered Hatred
  16.   Hopeless Insurrection
  17.   Pissing in the Mainstream
  18.   Raped on the Altar
  19.   Conceived into Enslavement
  20.   Unchallenged Hate
  21.   Born in a Casket
  22.   Praise the Lord (Opium of the Masses)
  23.   Fallacy
  24.   Ideological Subjugation
  25.   Induce Terror
  26.   Devout Atrocity
  27.   Invert the Idols
  28.   Fade into Obscurity
  29.   Insidious Repression
  30.   Grotesque Impalement
  31.   Permanently Disfigured
  32.   Vengeance Unleashed
  33.   Judgement Day
  34.   Forgotten Scriptures by Disgorge
  35.   Wrong One to Fuck With
  36.   Reveling in the Abyss
  37.   Die With Integrity
  38.   Panic Amongst the Herd
  39.   Fixated on Devastation
  40.   Revisionist Past
  41.   From Womb to Waste
  42.   Second Skin
  43.   Subjected to a Beating
  44.   Unleashed upon Mankind
  45.   Gorehog
  46.   Ethos of Coercion
  47.   Descend into Depravity
  48.   Twisted Truth
  49.   Obsolete Deterrence
  50.   The Ancient Rivalry
  51.   Abandon All Hope
  52.   Skum (Fuck the Weak)
  53.   Nocturnal Crucifixion
  54.   Beaten into Submission
  55.   Blunt Force Trauma
  56.   Kill Your Mother/Rape Your Dog
  57.   Born in Sodom
  58.   Epidemic of Hate
  59.   In Times of War
  60.   For Us or Against Us
  61.   Justifiable Homicide
  62.   At What Expense?
  63.   Seething With Disdain
  64.   The Weak Shall Be Cruched
  65.   Weaken the Structure
  66.   Dissidence
  67.   Procreate The Malformed
  68.   The Blood of Power
  69.   Skull Fucked
  70.   Absolute Defiance
  71.   Rohypnol
  72.   Nothing Left to Pray For
  73.   Unmitigated Detestation
  74.   Atrocious by Nature
  75.   Onslaught of Malice
  76.   Forced Elimination
  77.   Institutions of Deceit
  78.   In the Trenches
  79.   Intentional Manslaughter

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