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Dying Fetus

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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  1.   Song
  2.   Your Treachery Will Die with You
  3.   Destroy the Opposition
  4.   Raping the System
  5.   One Shot, One Kill
  6.   Killing On Adrenaline
  7.   Homicidal Retribution
  8.   We Are Your Enemy
  9.   Schematics
  10.   Fornication Terrorists
  11.   Shepherd's Commandment
  12.   Fate of the Condemned
  13.   Parasites of Catastrophe
  14.   Stop at Nothing
  15.   Twisted Truth
  16.   For Us or Against Us
  17.   The Ancient Rivalry
  18.   Blunt Force Trauma
  19.   Justifiable Homicide
  20.   Kill Your Mother/Rape Your Dog
  21.   Weaken the Structure
  22.   In the Trenches
  23.   Vengeance Unleashed
  24.   Devout Atrocity
  25.   Nocturnal Crucifixion
  26.   Dissidence
  27.   Forgotten Scriptures by Disgorge
  28.   Wrong One to Fuck With
  29.   Unmitigated Detestation
  30.   Fallacy
  31.   Panic Amongst the Herd
  32.   Induce Terror
  33.   From Womb to Waste
  34.   Second Skin
  35.   Subjected to a Beating
  36.   Invert the Idols
  37.   Unleashed upon Mankind
  38.   Gorehog
  39.   Fade into Obscurity
  40.   Ethos of Coercion
  41.   At What Expense?
  42.   Unadultered Hatred
  43.   Grotesque Impalement
  44.   Abandon All Hope
  45.   Institutions of Deceit
  46.   Skum (Fuck the Weak)
  47.   Nothing Left to Pray For
  48.   Raped on the Altar
  49.   Permanently Disfigured
  50.   Skull Fucked
  51.   Beaten into Submission
  52.   Judgement Day
  53.   Absolute Defiance
  54.   Procreate The Malformed
  55.   Seething With Disdain
  56.   Obsolete Deterrence
  57.   Hopeless Insurrection
  58.   Atrocious by Nature
  59.   Fixated on Devastation
  60.   Epidemic of Hate
  61.   Born in a Casket
  62.   Ideological Subjugation
  63.   Pissing in the Mainstream
  64.   Praise the Lord (Opium of the Masses)
  65.   Born in Sodom
  66.   Descend into Depravity
  67.   Revisionist Past
  68.   Onslaught of Malice
  69.   The Blood of Power
  70.   Unchallenged Hate
  71.   Die With Integrity
  72.   Forced Elimination
  73.   In Times of War
  74.   Insidious Repression
  75.   The Weak Shall Be Cruched
  76.   Rohypnol
  77.   Conceived into Enslavement
  78.   Reveling in the Abyss
  79.   Intentional Manslaughter

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