Highlights


The crushing music of FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY is for any fan of extreme metal, its sound and fury is absolutely unflinching in purpose. The band expertly blends excessive, force-fuelled death metal with atmospheric groove and impassioned personal diatribes, reflecting back the dark state of current events. Their fifth studio album, »The Sea Of Tragic Beasts«, doesn’t waste time with fantasy bullshit or cliché gore horror. FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY are metal guys, to be certain, but they grew up in the Hardcore scene. They embrace the responsibility to put as much devoted purpose into their lyrics and message as they do into their dense, heady, songs, forging a magnificently powerful new "post-deathcore."

The six men of the New Jersey based group – which includes vocalist Joe Badolato, bassist Peter Spinazola, third guitarist Tim Howley, and drummer Josean Orta – put maximum intentionality into everything they do. They are constantly challenging themselves as musicians, adding to the band’s overall creative arsenal, connecting with audiences around the world, and supporting one another in the band as individual people.

FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY first summoned one of the most crushing takes on the then-burgeoning deathcore genre with their 2008 demo and the following year’s self-released »Hell On Earth« EP, which led to a deal with THE RED CHORD vocalist Guy Kozowyk’s Black Market Activities label.

Their debut album »The Process Of Human Extermination« earned them a place among the genre’s giants, cementing them as energizing leaders rather than stale followers. FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY’s determined drive, work ethic, and devilishly unmistakable talent next elicited the attention of Good Fight/eOne, the group’s home starting with their sophomore album.

The band buckled down in the fall of 2018 to prepare what may just be their defining moment, the Nuclear Blast Records debut »The Sea Of Tragic Beasts«. The intention of FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY to truly carve their own path appears to have been triumphantly realized.

Socially conscience themes are once again abundant and blunt. There's an underlying urgency to the personal exploration on this album, and an almost desperation to the tone and delivery of Badolato that truly breaks down the boundaries of extreme music, and crosses into a much more connected conduit with the listener. One thing is clear at the end of this 45 minute journey, there is no stopping FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY from their realizing their vision as musicians. And in all honesty, who would want to.

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