Autopsy
Shitfun


4.0
excellent

Review

by notgood0 USER (1 Reviews)
June 23rd, 2010 | 54 replies | 11,306 views


Release Date: 1995 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A different, but still gruesome album that deals less with death and dying and more on disgusting pleasures of the anus. A must buy for Autopsy fans and a high recommendation to death metal fans.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Many have noted this as being a departure from Autopsy's earlier sound. That is, a mix of lightning fast riffs and slow atmospheric riffing combined with some of the bloodiest and goriest lyrics you can think of. No this album does something different. Sure the riffs both fast and slow are there, the solo work is still good, and Chris Reifert's vocals are still as bone-chilling as they ever were. Pretty much the only thing that does change from Autopsy's earlier stuff is the lyrics themselves, and more-or-less the presentation.

Let's start with the presentation. As noted all of the key parts that make Autopsy the great influence on Death Metal, that is the riffs, lyrics and atmosphere, are all present. However the production and mastering is different from prior works. It's more mudded and sluggish. The result is a more low-key atmosphere, sort-of like a night shadow, and it works quite well with what Autopsy fans are familiar with.

The lyrics, being the only other changed aspect, focus less on the art of dying and more on what strange acts that may go on while one is still alive. That being said, the album couldn't be more Aptly titled; ***fun is full of grotesque stories of coprophillia, necrophillia, grave desecration and often mixes two or all of these aspects together in a multitude of songs. Reifert's presentation of these lyrics could also be more reminiscent of early hardcore punk, which often tried to keep the lyrics confined to the beat no matter how fast the riffs go.

Pacing could be better, though. Around the halfway mark songs seem to blend together into one mass of poorly produced sludge. The lack of other subject matter also keeps the album back from being the best of the best, as it feels like Reifert ran out of ideas and just stuck with repeating himself (note the songs Humiliate Your Corpse, Sodomize Your Corpse, and *** on Your Grave)

Some songs to check out include the following:
Humiliate your Corpse - Some great riffage courtesy of Danny Coralles and a very energetic second song
Praise the Children - One of the best vocal presentations on the album. It's a mid-paced song with a crawling and creepy main riff that sends chills down your spine.
Humiliate Your Corpse
***eater - Probably the closest thing to a title track, it's main attraction is the long droning bridge that brings home the coprophagous message
Blood Orgy - A song that is as closest to Mental Funeral or Severed Survival than you're going to get on this album. It's got a killer opening and a oozing rotting bridge, not to mention some really excellent instrumentation.
Grave Violators - A sick spoken-word description told local news style, and a great combination of riffs, solos and vocals.

Course this being the digipak release you get some goodies, though as far as Digipak CDs go this is pretty bare bones. It has 10 live tracks that cover most of Autopsy's discography, which were enjoyable. That's pretty much it, aside from the paper maché CD case.


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Dryden
June 23rd 2010



12928 Comments


rules

Lelle
June 23rd 2010



2150 Comments


There is one track called Shiteater and another called Shit Eater lol

KILL
June 23rd 2010



70650 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

wtf i dont even have this

Digging: Gal Costa - Gal Costa

notgood0
June 23rd 2010



2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

GET IT, SON.

Wizard
June 23rd 2010



19244 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This was alright but like you said, about half-way through, songs become redundant. Good review, I would clean up your second last paragraph by putting in a space between it and the last one.

Funny story, I bought this and my dad saw it and said I was fucked in the head for buying such garbage hahahahaha.

Digging: Cloak of Altering - Plague Beasts

pissbore
September 13th 2011



9935 Comments


Praise the children
For they bring me great joy
With their flaps of skin
Hanging from lifeless faces


Praise the children
With their toothless jaws
Satisfying my darkest thirst
With their little fingers broken
Snapped like twigs

^true prose

I lacerated the juggular vein of the prom king

KILL
September 13th 2011



70650 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

wtf i dont even have this

pissbore
September 13th 2011



9935 Comments


lyrics alone are worth it



Hyperbore
September 13th 2011



856 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"Funny story, I bought this and my dad saw it and I was fucked in the head for buying such garbage
hahahahaha."
wincest

Textures
September 13th 2011



76 Comments


u editedd

Hyperbore
September 13th 2011



856 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

tpyo

Megadeth
September 13th 2011



935 Comments


best album ever why doesnt it have 5000 comments like jane doe

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
September 13th 2011



18074 Comments


I want to hear this.

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pissbore
October 11th 2011



9935 Comments


I lacerated the juggular vein of the prom king [2]




CakeWithCream
December 13th 2011



1021 Comments


ugh i hate the album cover and the album title so not gonna listen

KILL
December 14th 2011



70650 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

lmao

CakeWithCream
December 14th 2011



1021 Comments


that shit just doesn't appeal to me (ha it's funny cos there's shit on the album cover)

pissbore
December 14th 2011



9935 Comments


I lacerated the juggular vein of the prom king [3]


pissbore
January 7th 2013



9935 Comments


I lacerated the juggular vein of the prom king [4]


pissbore
January 10th 2013



9935 Comments


I lacerated the juggular vein of the prom king [5]




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