Dying Fetus
Descend Into Depravity


3.0
good

Review

by Karl V.H. USER (85 Reviews)
November 13th, 2009 | 62 replies | 15,378 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Dying Fetus ain’t no crying baby.

5 of 5 thought this review was well written

Techy-death metalists Dying Fetus are one of those bands I would usually associate with conversations pertaining to ridiculous band names. I’m sure a majority of you at some point in time have also had one of these bro talks where you crack jokes about the most retarded metal band names and spray milk (or beer) out your noses. One thing that can’t be denied is that bands such as these (Cannibal Corpse, Anal Cunt etc.) have made a career out of their outlandish names and song titles, which were never really backed up by good music to begin with. The main problem with names and song titles that carry such shock value is the fact that trends tend to die quickly when people catch on to the gimmick and too many bands play along themselves. Fortunately for Cannibal Corpse and Dying Fetus, they realized that shock factor has already paid off well for them and in turn, needed to learn how to get good fast. Cannibal Corpse have certainly hit their stride, composing the punishing Kill in 2006 and slickly produced Evisceration Plague this year. Dying Fetus have finally done the same here in 2009, crafting an album that is worthy within the genre and have also produced the best album of their storied career.

Not that they had much to go upon after the snoozefest that was War of Attrition, Decend into Depravity ups the ante in so many ways. The first thing that is noticeable on here is how fast this album is and I mean “REALLY ***ING FAST”. Even when the Fetus decide to slow things down, they can still give you a nasty friction burn. What’s also enjoyable about this album is that they’ve dropped most of their deathcore influence for more tasteful thrash licks and technical death metal that rips *** cakes to pieces. This doesn’t mean that the deathcore isn’t entirely gone (‘At What Expense’), but they’ve utilized it to a much lesser extent. While we’re on the topic of spastic riffs, I would like to point out the frenzied attack of technical mayhem that is induced by vocalist/ guitarist John Gallagher (the last original member of the band as well). While he may not be the best death metal vocalist (low-end cookie monster growls) and lyricist (nothing you haven’t heard from a politically charged metal band), he will spank you silly with his stinging arpeggios (‘Your Treachery Will Die With You’) and his technical wizardry that would leave a pro’s dexterous fingers in cramps (‘Conceived Into Enslavement’). As easy as it is to praise his guitar pyrotechnics, it’s the chugging and somewhat ‘monotonous’ tone of this type of death metal that can really grate on your senses after a song or two. For the avid technical death metal fan as well, they will snub their pukey little noses up at this and simply yawn if off (as if you could play like this you little ***s).

It’s amazing that John Gallagher has been playing this band up since 1991 and has yet to produce his magnum opus. Maybe Dying Fetus will never put out anything spectacular but instead, continue to up the ante with each subsequent album, only really pleasing his fanbase while gaining new fans along the way. With six albums under Gallagher’s belt, Descend Into Depravity easily surpasses anything this band has ever produced and most of the *** that exists in the deathcore realm. Fans of death metal/ deathcore should find this easy to digest while the rest of us should find reasons to come up with a million-and-one ways to make jokes about the bands name.



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Wizard
November 13th 2009



19343 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Cover art is awesome. Good album too, lots going on to keep myself interested. Enjoy the review people.

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Nikkolae
November 13th 2009



4838 Comments


cover art reminds me of Sin City's Marv hahaha, agree with wiz about it

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Athom
Staff Reviewer
November 13th 2009



17204 Comments


pos. keep pissing in the mainstream.

Wizard
November 13th 2009



19343 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

keep pissing in the mainstream.

Huh? Have I been doing this lately?

Athom
Staff Reviewer
November 13th 2009



17204 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Suhc5FfF8YQ

Wizard
November 13th 2009



19343 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Awww I forgot about that song hahahaha. This album almost sounds like a refined version of that singular song.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
November 13th 2009



17204 Comments


that's my favorite Dying Fetus song : (

Wizard
November 13th 2009



19343 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It is good, don't get me wrong : ).

zaruyache
November 13th 2009



6280 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like this album. Good review.

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Wizard
November 13th 2009



19343 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Thank you dude. Awaiting a review from you someday....

zaruyache
November 13th 2009



6280 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I thought about it, then got lazy and forgot about it. Maybe tomorrow.

jingledeath
November 14th 2009



7104 Comments


awesome review as usual dude, never been interested in this band

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
November 14th 2009



8328 Comments


good review Karl, I'm terribly busy right now - with school and 2009 releases both - but I may check this out at some point. Still, since you only gave it a 3, this won't go too high on my list.

R6Rider
November 14th 2009



4580 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

album sounds good and brutal, but that's it

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Wizard
November 14th 2009



19343 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Exactly^^^! Nothing spectacular, just a nice little wallop to the face.

Relinquished
November 14th 2009



24929 Comments


Probably not gonna check this if that's the case.

Wizard
November 14th 2009



19343 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Worth a listen dude. Some sweet riffs here and there.

TRMshadow
November 14th 2009



4982 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yeah, I may have overrated it on my score, but it's Brutal with a capital B!!!!

Wizard
November 14th 2009



19343 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This isn't really that brutal. I would be more inclined to say that this is as precise as a surgeon.

anuspudding
November 24th 2009



403 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

in response to your opening paragraph,

the band that takes the prize is Anal Blast



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