Dying Fetus
Wrong One To Fuck With


3.5
great

Review

by Robert Davis CONTRIBUTOR (245 Reviews)
June 25th, 2017 | 44 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Wrong one to fuck with? Perhaps not. Right one to listen to whilst bashing your worst enemy's face in? Probably.

Is there an edgier album title in the world of death metal than Wrong One to *** With? The announcement of what the new Dying Fetus album would be named tickled quite a few ribs for sure, but when everybody heard first promotional song "Panic Amongst the Herd", it's safe to say that haters/jokers/trolls were shut up indefinitely. Of course, news on this band's radar has dropped in the last couple of years, mainly because the last actual album Dying Fetus had released was five years ago. That said, nobody could have expected the level of hype across social media when Wrong One to *** With was announced.

Dying Fetus' latest album is energetic, consistently furious and certainly devoid of anything which would suit the terms "soppy" or "melodic". Dying Fetus have never been the sort of group to deviate from what they set out to initially, and if anything, this is what the latest album achieves with every song. Opener "Fixated on Devastation" unsurprisingly demonstrates the band's greatest strengths: a powerhouse of ever-changing riff work, aggressive vocal roars and an ultimately satisfying solo section. With its explosive delivery from the get-go, it's an introductory session which portrays Dying Fetus as a band rejuvenated and refined, despite not having deviated from what previous record Reign Supreme had in spades. The band explore various differing paces but maintain the level of aggression from start to finish. Whilst more groove-inflected tunes such as "Reveling in the Abyss" and "Weaken the Structure" manage to bring the wide-eyed feelings of hate and disgust down a few notches, the speedier, thrashier moments in "Panic Amongst the Herd" and "Fallacy" make up for any loss of momentum.

That said, it's hard to escape the feeling that Dying Fetus, for all their instrumental strengths (and there are many), essentially prove the "one-trick pony" remark all too often to call Wrong One to *** With a fresh piece of work. And of course, in a sub-genre which is rarely hailed for being original or unique, this remains Dying Fetus' sole flaw as it has with pretty much the rest of the band's back catalogue. Then again, if you've already listened to and enjoyed the band's previous material, this shouldn't really matter, because Dying Fetus' latest album is still a demonstrative masterclass in controlled sonic aggression.



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LakeeshaJackson
June 25th 2017


68 Comments


"Unmitigated Detestation". You have to love these song titles. I haven't heard this enough to give it a rating but it sounds like usual Dying Fetus with some better riffs. John sounds excellent here as usual.

BigPleb
June 25th 2017


50824 Comments


Album is very good.

Hawks
June 25th 2017


49156 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This album rips so hard.

Digging: Slow - V - Oceans

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
June 25th 2017


2399 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Forgot to say, c/c is welcome as always. Seems pretty weird posting this when three have already commented but oh well haha.

Risodo
June 25th 2017


364 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great album

Moge
June 25th 2017


377 Comments


did not think this would be this good, holy shit

Digging: Execration (NOR) - Return to the Void

Gnodab
June 25th 2017


99 Comments


this is great

Spec
June 25th 2017


34641 Comments


Is this good guys?

GhandhiLion
June 25th 2017


1366 Comments


knowing Dying Fetus. its probably fun.

Digging: Anthony Davis - Variations in Dream-Time

BigPleb
June 25th 2017


50824 Comments


Certainly their most varied song structure wise, riffs and slams all over this m/

ScuroFantasma
Contributing Reviewer
June 25th 2017


10566 Comments


Single and music video from this were cool

Digging: Vampyric Blood - Howling in Candlelight

Risodo
June 25th 2017


364 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Totally agree

Gameofmetal
Staff Reviewer
June 25th 2017


10086 Comments


might give this a listen, never too hot on this band but their last two were a decent amount of fun

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
June 26th 2017


13068 Comments


sweet more decayingmajesty-core

Digging: Francoise Hardy - La question

cosmopazz
June 26th 2017


283 Comments


what a gangsta album name

cosmopazz
June 26th 2017


283 Comments


WR0NGGG1 2 FEOXXX WIT'

cosmopazz
June 26th 2017


283 Comments


fripp r u the wrong one to fuck with

Tunaboy45
June 26th 2017


15185 Comments


Dying Fetus have a limited range but what they do, they do very well

jemaiseyeti
June 26th 2017


67 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Not feeling this one at all

starboystargirl
June 26th 2017


182 Comments


Production is too dry. Every DF album has this tin can sound. Sucks cause they would be so much more interesting if they'd beef up their sound a bit.



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