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Death metal commercialized and programmed - 23%

The_Ghoul, July 2nd, 2008

Many people accuse Dying Fetus of wiggerdom. Indeed, with their rap inspired vocals, the thick groove in the music, the "chug-a-lug-a-chug chug" of the guitars, it reeks of rap. However, that is not why I gave it the low score. This is why:

Another thing it shares with rap is the complete banality and processed blandness that permeates modern hip-hop. See, hip-hop was cool back in the days of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and Afrika Bambaata. But nowadays it's saturated with 2 bit posers with uninspired beats and monotone raps and rhymes that desensitize your ears and lower your IQ. War of Attrition (and Dying Fetus' modern stuff by extension) shares this inane quality. It's done completely by the book, it's processed to no end, and each song blends into each other. There's none of the ingenuity that marks other more integral Death Metal acts such as Suffocation, Cryptopsy, Demilich, Death, Immolation, or Incantation; here, every song is the same garbage, with the same "tech" riffs and the same chugalugachug chug on the guitars. Writing a review longer than 2 paragraphs for this turd is impossible, because there's nothing here to review. It's sound, sure. It's noise, sure. But this is the most musically and artistically empty death metal album I've ever heard. Sure, you might headbang here and there, but there are WAY more talented and creative bands that will get you headbanging harder and faster, so why even bother with this piece of shit?