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ALBUM REVIEW: Autopsy’s “MORBIDITY TRIUMPHANT” is a Face-Ripping Good Time

Saturday, October 8, 2022 | Album Review, Music



Never let it be said that Autopsy is a subtle band. Case in point: this latest act of the unspeakable features a skeletal ghoul draped in a cape made of sliced-off faces on its cover. Beyond the initial “ewww” factor, it also serves as a reasonable enough metaphor for a band that has made a career of removing faces in a manner that gleefully utilizes minimal taste and maximal violence.

MORBIDITY TRIUMPHANT hews closely to the formula laid down on classics like “Severed Survival” and “Mental Funeral,” albeit with a savage modern twist. Tracks like “Stab The Brain,” “Flesh Strewn Temple” and “Knife Slice Axe Chop” deploy lolloping speed, queasy slow-motion, wasp nest guitar solos, and in Chris Reifert, the sound of a man being forced to vomit then devour his own entrails. Unlike so many late-career efforts, this latest installment is a thrillingly rousing experience – long may this putrefying corpse lay splayed and stinking on the slab!

For a sample of MORBIDITY TRIUMPHANT’s gore-strewn mayhem, check out the lyric video for “Skin by Skin” below.

Alex Deller
Alex Deller writes about films and music. He doesn't get much sleep. Follow him on Twitter here: @dellerrr