Annotations Of An Autopsy
Before the Throne of Infection


1.5
very poor

Review

by David Witten USER (12 Reviews)
February 5th, 2009 | 37 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Fuck my stock, just for fun, just for kicks.

Annotations of an Autopsy is ***ing awesome.

If you have never heard anything by AoaA, go to their myspace and give them a listen. AoaA combines everything that deathcore is hated for and multiply it by a hundred. Their debut EP, Welcome to Sludge City, was met with tons of love from many in the deathcore scene. Most fans outside of the genre, though, took the band as a joke. Unlike Dr.Acula, AoaA takes themselves a little more serious and apply that to their music. It makes the music more respectable overall, but not by much. To be honest, a band who uses as many pig squeals as Annotations does is going to have a hard time finding respect.

However, Before the Throne of Infection is a huge step up for the band.

The first improvement can be noticed immediately; the production is a huge step up from their debut EP. AoaA signed with Siege of Amida Records and Ferret records, who decided to actually put money into the production. The guitars are crisp, the vocals sound much better, and the instruments sound balanced. The production helps the band sound much more serious than their EP, and the music strives because of it.

The second improvement is in the vocals. While Before The Throne of Infection still features a plethora of pig squeals, there are way less than on the previous album. An added vocal technique (which I call the Waking the Cadaver vocals) replaces some of the pig squeals and while being equally as horrible, they are different and add variety. The yells and screams sound totally fine, though not groundbreaking or anything.

On the bad side, the vocals are still atrocious. Pig Squeals, guttural growls, and throaty vocals are abound throughout the whole album. The lyrics are utterly indiscernible, except when spoken word. Perhaps that’s a good thing though, as the lyrics contain such gems as “I have come to *** you, smash in your face. The time has come for me to end, leave you in a ditch. The time has come for me to pound you with my dick 'till you’re unconscious. Bitch, I’ve shown you who’s the bigger man. Because I had to pay your bills, you gotta pay with your life. You have gotta pay” from the amazing track Human Dust and “Watching the blood drip from her ass is a sight not to be missed, I fist them til they're sick” from Fisted to the Point of Regurgitation. While the lyrics are terrible and focus on gore, atheism, and doing things to bitches, they fit perfectly with the music.

If you don’t take AoaA 100% serious you may even begin to like them a little. Hell, I know I do. If you can look past the bad lyrics and the guy throating like a frog for 30 minutes you may even find yourself into the music. The guitars are extremely typical chug chug, except for the clean songs(all 2 of them), and the drums and bass are placeholders. The instruments aren’t bad though, just typical and generic. The vocalist is the thing that is going to keep people away from this band, and rightfully so. If you’re into the brutal deathcore thing with the pig squeals and the misogynistic lyrics and everything, AoaA is probably sounding pretty great. But if you hate all those things, stay far away. Annotations of an Autopsy is not good musically, but they can be enjoyable if you don’t judge them the same way you judge Cryptopsy or Cynic. If you can put your biases aside and just try to go along with the brutal atmosphere that they are trying to create you may come along to the same conclusion I have.

Annotations of an Autopsy is ***ing awesome.

Pros-
Production is a step-up
If you like pig squeals they're done pretty well
Enjoyable for those with a sense of humor

Cons-
atrocious lyrics
atrocious vocals
generic instruments
repetitive



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DWittisarockstar
February 5th 2009


1501 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I didn't really put too much time in this, but I listened to the album a bunch which should count for something. My second review today, the other album isn't out yet so I have to wait. It's why I wrote this.

AoaA is terrible, but hilarious. typos/misspellings/grammar please

Mr. Lizard
February 5th 2009


632 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I'm glad someone did this. I'd say AOAA may be my least favourite band. The lyrics are just stupid, and the instrumentation is so generic.

DWittisarockstar
February 5th 2009


1501 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Selling parts from a bag was always my forte.

Mr. Lizard
February 5th 2009


632 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Prosthetic Errection lawlz

Phantom
February 5th 2009


8930 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

SHE BLED FROM EVERY FUCKING HOLE!

gaslightanthem
February 5th 2009


5209 Comments


band/album is bad
metal hammer once claimed these guys were bringing something new to deathcore
errr ...no

Mr. Lizard
February 5th 2009


632 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Yer but Metal Hammer often likes things which are a pile of Sht

gaslightanthem
February 5th 2009


5209 Comments


pretty much
i remember when st. anger first came out they gave it 10/10

hellohelicopter
February 5th 2009


23 Comments


well written review, horrible band and album however.

Sinthus
February 5th 2009


36 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

1.5
very poor


Annotations of an Autopsy is ***ing awesome.


RAGE12
February 5th 2009


27 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

O God I actually saw this band live the vocalist kept calling the crowd wankers because no one was moshing.

Best song on album is The Childsnatcher the nice instrumental.

Phantom
February 5th 2009


8930 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

She bled from every fucking hole
First step: rip out entrails
From her bloody cunt
Nothing but a piece of meat, nothing but a whore
I'm sick and tired of fucking whores
I'm trying sodomy with saws
Let's see how fucking hot she is
With her arsehole ripped to bits
Straight up her arse goes my blade
Thrusting deeply
Nothing but a whore

Fucker

Disembowl her fucking body
Make her feel it

When I'm done with you, you won't have a cunt leftThis Message Edited On 02.05.09

marksellsuswallets
February 5th 2009


4848 Comments


Garbage album/band

DWittisarockstar
February 5th 2009


1501 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Hey Sinthus read the fucking review.

FattyKnee
February 6th 2009


490 Comments


this makes me lose faith in humanity....

TrojanWhore
February 6th 2009


752 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I actually don't mind this.

sspedding
February 6th 2009


4766 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

This band is fucking terrible.




Phantom
February 6th 2009


8930 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

All you have to do is read the lyrics I posted and you'll know that you don't need to bother with these guys.This Message Edited On 02.06.09

sspedding
February 6th 2009


4766 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

i hate the hard man stint they put on their lyrics/their image/their music.

ar sewipes

sspedding
February 6th 2009


4766 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

theyr like im so metal and controversial writing stupid lyrics about stabbing people in their genitals.

creatiffffffff



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