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Dying Fetus

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

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    Death Metal
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Dying Fetus

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Dying Fetus

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