Autopsy
Acts of the Unspeakable


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Review

by Fozzie USER (1 Reviews)
February 8th, 2014 | 14 replies | 1,372 views


Release Date: 1992 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A criminally overlooked album, Acts Of the Unspeakable remains as the neglected gem in the Autopsy catalog.

4 of 8 thought this review was well written

Acts Of The Unspeakable is the third and largely ignored album by California death metal band Autopsy.

The first two Autopsy releases are death metal classics, whereas the latter, Mental Funeral, takes on a more doom vibe. Acts Of The Unspeakable takes that doom vibe even further, incorporating sludgy riffs, spastic bursts of drumming, and some filthy lyrics. Some of the song titles should hint that the perverse lyrics of Chris Reifert are more ugly and gruesome than before.

One thing you will notice right off the bat is the difference in sound. Compared to Mental Funeral which has a very full production, this release is more raw and stripped down. This isn't a bad thing because it adds to the brooding atmosphere. Vocals are forefront, drums sound crisp, and although the guitars are muddy and muffled at times they still sound good.

With 18 songs in just under 36 minutes, the album feels like it flies by. The majority of the songs are around the 2 minute mark, but that doesn't make them any less memorable.

It all begins with Meat, which sets the mood for the entire album with it's creepy doom and gloom riff. 40 seconds into the song Chris Reifert's tortured moans are heard and then you are hit with frantic drums and pummeling guitars.

The next two tracks follow in the same vein. Necrocannibalistic Vomitorium is a savage song and gets the award for one of the best song titles in death metal. The track has some great drum work and vocals, plus an excellent doomy solo towards the end.

From this point on the songs off the album shift between short bursts of drums, hectic solos, and grunted vocals (Ugliness And Secretions & Battery Acid Enema), to cryptic catacomb-dwelling tracks that truly showcase the atmosphere and influence of doom (Funereality).

A criminally overlooked album, Acts Of the Unspeakable remains as the neglected gem in the Autopsy catalog.

Top 3 Tracks:

Funereality
Skullptures
Pus - Rot (great riff)


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facupm
February 8th 2014



7421 Comments


mmm

KriegdemKriege
February 8th 2014



1004 Comments


Sorry, not the best review. You don't really tell us very much about the music, and it's way too short. You've got about one and a half paragraph there, broken up in a really awkward fashion. You call the album "criminally overlooked", but you're not really convincing me to give it a listen.

Gwyn.
February 8th 2014



15010 Comments


Hey fozzie now that you posted a review can you finally tell us if you're legit mentally handicapped

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facupm
February 8th 2014



7421 Comments


1.0 Awful

Pink Floyd Meddle



ShadowRemains
February 8th 2014



20534 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

lol @ his black sabbath ratings

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pissbore
February 8th 2014



9935 Comments


bout time this became bumpable

great album

facupm
February 8th 2014



7421 Comments


never heard it

Havey
February 8th 2014



9649 Comments


official Fozzie appreciation thread

Jon Anderson is the most obnoxious piece of heinous anus I've ever come across, I mean why is he talking about all this philosophical crap? Is that what songwriting is aboot? No it's not.


Geadom
February 9th 2014



2811 Comments


Is this any good, Piss/ShoeSoup? Like Mental Funeral?

tempest--
February 9th 2014



13193 Comments


hell yes a Fozzie review i've been waiting my whole life

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Greyvy
March 7th 2014



4270 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

YOUUUU FUCKINNNNNGGGG WHOOORRREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

sakatat
March 8th 2014



23 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i can see why some do not like this album. more punk influence, not as much death metal. still the album is very good. dark and gloomy atmosphere with sickening lyrics.

i will agree that funereality is spectacular doom metal.

Tunaboy45
April 8th 2014



2035 Comments


Sputnik cliche #34:
Using your summary as the final sentence of the review.

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Fluttertrank
April 8th 2014



17098 Comments


i love #34.



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