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Though forever doomed, commercially speaking, by their controversial name, Maryland's Dying Fetus has endured beyond most observers' wildest expectations, and to do so, they've weathered a slew of hardships that would have felled (and did fell) most other bands. 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 their 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 their 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. 2012's Reign Supreme became their first to reach the main Billboard album charts. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
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Dying Fetus

    Death Metal

    Death Metal
    13 songs

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Dying Fetus

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Dying Fetus

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  2.   Your Treachery Will Die with You
  3.   Raping the System
  4.   Destroy the Opposition
  5.   Shepherd's Commandment
  6.   Homicidal Retribution
  7.   Fate of the Condemned
  8.   Killing On Adrenaline
  9.   Schematics
  10.   Parasites of Catastrophe
  11.   We Are Your Enemy
  12.   One Shot, One Kill
  13.   Fornication Terrorists
  14.   Stop at Nothing
  15.   Absolute Defiance
  16.   Induce Terror
  17.   Abandon All Hope
  18.   Conceived into Enslavement
  19.   Revisionist Past
  20.   Blunt Force Trauma
  21.   In the Trenches
  22.   Second Skin
  23.   Hopeless Insurrection
  24.   Forgotten Scriptures by Disgorge
  25.   The Blood of Power
  26.   Devout Atrocity
  27.   Dissidence
  28.   From Womb to Waste
  29.   Unleashed upon Mankind
  30.   Unchallenged Hate
  31.   Rohypnol
  32.   Gorehog
  33.   Born in a Casket
  34.   Descend into Depravity
  35.   Atrocious by Nature
  36.   At What Expense?
  37.   Twisted Truth
  38.   The Weak Shall Be Cruched
  39.   Grotesque Impalement
  40.   Institutions of Deceit
  41.   Skum (Fuck the Weak)
  42.   Nothing Left to Pray For
  43.   Permanently Disfigured
  44.   Skull Fucked
  45.   Beaten into Submission
  46.   Vengeance Unleashed
  47.   Intentional Manslaughter
  48.   Judgement Day
  49.   Procreate The Malformed
  50.   Justifiable Homicide
  51.   For Us or Against Us
  52.   In Times of War
  53.   Born in Sodom
  54.   Praise the Lord (Opium of the Masses)
  55.   Forced Elimination
  56.   Obsolete Deterrence
  57.   Invert the Idols
  58.   Onslaught of Malice
  59.   Unadultered Hatred
  60.   Raped on the Altar
  61.   Insidious Repression
  62.   The Ancient Rivalry
  63.   Nocturnal Crucifixion
  64.   Fade into Obscurity
  65.   Pissing in the Mainstream
  66.   Ethos of Coercion
  67.   Epidemic of Hate
  68.   Subjected to a Beating
  69.   Kill Your Mother/Rape Your Dog
  70.   Streaks Of Blood
  71.   Bringing Back The Glory
  72.   Tearing Inside The Womb
  73.   Final Scream (Prelude To Evil: Davey's Nightmare)
  74.   Hail Mighty North/Forest Trolls Of Satan (Anno Clitoris 666 Opus II)
  75.   Parasite of Catastropy
  76.   Reduced To Slavery
  77.   Bathe In Entrails
  78.   Eviscerated Offspring
  79.   Purged Of My Worldly Being
  80.   Visualize Permanent Damnation
  81.   Vomiting The Fetal Embryo
  82.   Wretched Flesh Consumption
  83.   Your Blood Is My Wine
  84.   Dumpster Love
  85.   Hail Mighty North / Forest Trolls of Satan (Anno Clitoris 666 Opus 11)
  86.   ...And The Weak Shall Be Crushed
  87.   Dead Whores Love to Fuck