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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

    Death Metal

    Death Metal
    13 songs

Albums by
Dying Fetus

Top Songs by
Dying Fetus

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

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