Autopsy Ashes, Organs, Blood & Crypts

27th October 2023

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LP - Red Vinyl

One of the longest running death metal acts active today & an inspiration for whole generations of depraved metal maniacs the world over, Autopsy formed in 1987 in San Francisco (with drummer/vocalist Chris Reifert originally being a part of the genre-defning Floridan act, Death), & released four albums on Peaceville Records – beginning with the classic debut ‘Severed Survival’ in 1989 – before disbanding in 1995, with members going on to form the equally disturbed Abscess. Autopsy ofcially returned after a ffteen-year hiatus with the 2010 EP, ‘The Tomb Within’, followed closely by ffth studio album, ‘Macabre Eternal’ in 2011, which set them on a new bloodthirsty trail, with the reinvigorated intent of creating more of the sickest & most twisted & uncompromising music ever to grace a turntable & the band has remained prolifc ever since. Hot on the heels of 2022’s universally lauded opus, ‘Morbidity Triumphant’, which was also the frst release to feature new bassist Greg Wilkinson (also currently joined by Chris in death doom duo Static Abyss), the US death metal greats now return for a new sermon of sickness, with ‘Ashes, Organs, Blood & Crypts’; brutal bouts of riffery marked by the feral attack of the undisputed master poet of everything macabre, Chris Reifert. Eleven tracks of pure audial attack, punctuated by frenzied soloing courtesy of guitar maestros Eric Cutler & Danny Coralles amid classic all- out death metal fury going straight for the jugular, interspersed with brooding doom-styled descents into delirium. ‘Ashes, Organs, Blood & Crypts’ was recorded at Sharkbite Studios by Scott Evans & Greg Wilkinson, with additional tracking & mixing carried out at Earhammer studios by Greg Wilkinson. Mastering work was once more carried out at Ken Lee mastering. Carrying on with recent tradition, the cover artwork

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