Dying Fetus
Destroy the Opposition


4.0
excellent

Review

by Grant Johnson USER (4 Reviews)
August 31st, 2006 | 41 replies | 17,573 views


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist


5 of 6 thought this review was well written

If someone were to ask me what the definition of death metal is, then I would tell them, Dying Fetus. The band's style is actually a combination of death metal and grindcore, often referred to as deathcore or deathgrind. Dying Fetus is a quartet with two guitars, a bass, and drums. The band's vocals are very unique beyond other death metal bands and consist of a combination of a very low and powerful death grunts, a mid-low growl/throat scream, and a mid-high growl/throat scream. The guitarists deliver an excellent example of musicianship throughout this album, including fast speed picking riffs, to open and palmuted power chord riffs, to some fine lead guitar work including arpeggios, scales, and harmonics. The bass is fast and heavy, and the drums could never fail to disappoint any metal head.

Destroy the Opposition is the latest album released next to Stop At Nothing, and in my opinion is better than Stop At Nothing. The band's lyrics focus on political and religious issues mostly, and are not quite as graphic as Cannibal Corpse's lyrics. As a matter of fact, Dying Fetus's lyrics are a lot easier to get into, as do a lot of metal heads share the same views as them (me being one). Even with the lyrics about politics, corruption, and religion, the band still delivers those awesome adrenaline-pumping lines such as "You crossed the line, and now your ***ed!"

Rather than going through how every song sounds, I'm only going to talk about a few of them.

1. Praise the Lord (Opium of the Masses): This song begins with the entire band playing a slower but heavy and catchy riff with a combo of open and palmuted power chords, and a pinch harmonic. The vocals all enter together one second after each other and hold before cutting out to the transition to the verse. The transition couldn't be any better either with the fast speed picking and scales; the vocals re-enter to convert the transition into the first verse. The drums are insane and perfectly matched to the musical aspects this song. It's hard to tell verse from chorus from bridge because this band changes up the riffs and timing so much in every song, but how could that disappoint anyone? The song returns to the intro riff before fading out. 5/5.

2. Epidemic of Hate: A single guitar starts this track with a menacing sounding palmuted riff, until about 0:05 when the second guitar, bass, and drums enter with a series of very nice drum roles and double bass drum. Just as the song begins to slow down, the first verse, probably the catchiest on the entire album, enters and sends its listener into a berserking head banging state (I did anyways). Again as the song continues the timing and riffs change a lot, but sticks mostly to heavy palmuted riffs. 5/5

5. Pissing In the Mainstream: The track starts with a guitar doing some very nice arpeggio work along with some fine drum work. The rest of the band enters and delivers a fast, powerful, speed-picking riff. Get ready for the bridge, because Dying Fetus is about to take you for a ride. The riff is very catchy and addictive; disappointingly it ends shortly and returns to the first verse just before the song ends, making the track only last about two minutes. 4/5

With that said I would like to close this review by saying that Dying Fetus rises above other death metal bands today because of the aggressiveness and energy. I wouldn't compare it with other bands that are more melodic such as Children of Bodom or Behemoth, because it is just not the same style. Dying Fetus is about the mainstream death metal and grindcore style, and of course, the moshing.


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diefamous
September 1st 2006



281 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is my second review so give me your opinions people!

UnbornAgain
September 1st 2006



11 Comments


Great review, dude. Dying Fetus would probably be the most kick ass music to mosh to. Aren't they doing a tour with Cannibal Corpse and Necrophagia later this year..?

diefamous
September 1st 2006



281 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah I wanted to go to that so bad but my last trip to the Unholy Alliance tour left me broke, bummer.

TheMisterBungle
September 9th 2006



861 Comments


i want this cd reallllly bad

MyRamona
September 10th 2006



1074 Comments


you should review all tracks if you are doing a tbt.

diefamous
September 13th 2006



281 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I mentioned that I was only going to talk about a few of the songs, I just chose not to do them all this time.

LifeInABox
October 6th 2006



3708 Comments


yeh man nice review Pissing in the Mainstream is a must have for the death Metal/grindcore audience

diefamous
October 16th 2006



281 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah that one is probably my favorite, lyrically and musically

LifeInABox
October 23rd 2006



3708 Comments


the intro to it is sweep picking if you didnt knowThis Message Edited On 05.10.07

diefamous
November 11th 2006



281 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah sweep picking arpegios

LifeInABox
February 20th 2007



3708 Comments


Pissing in the mainstream i think is the best song on here

LifeInABox
February 20th 2007



3708 Comments


by far

WARPATH_88
February 20th 2007



514 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Musically This band is really good. But their vocals bother me so bad for some reason.

diefamous
March 8th 2007



281 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Really? I think the vocals are pretty insane, almost like Orcs and Goblins from Lord of the Rings or somthin...

WARPATH_88
March 8th 2007



514 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

They have 2 vocalists dont they? The one that sings a little higher is cool. But when they do the really low singing its.... odd. Lol.

diefamous
March 20th 2007



281 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah currently they do... but for this ablum im not sure if they had 3 or not.

Human2point0
July 10th 2007



7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Great review. Great album. Great band.

CoRpSeSlAyEr
July 10th 2007



855 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Best Dying Fetus album in my opinion. Thy are all equally as good, but if i had to choose one it would be this.This Message Edited On 07.10.07

diefamous
August 20th 2007



281 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Pissing in the Mainstream still is superior to all fetus.

Number1
November 11th 2007



6 Comments


I really like their sound and their solos are sweet cause they kinda sound like dragonforce's.



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