AUTOPSYThe Headless Ritual (Peaceville)

The band name and title give more than a hint as to what the listener should expect here. They have a nice raw, eerie, and aggressive sound that is true and not over-produced like so many other metal bands these days.

The singer has a (at times) funny, guttural, sing-songy style but varies dramatically.

The first song, (and most on the album) takes many turns from quick and driving (not blasty) to doom breakdowns. Track #9, Running From The Goathead is the quickest paced.

The songs range in length from under two to over seven minutes and all vary enough to keep the listener interested. What they might lack in technicality they make up for in being metal.

Recommended tracks for TWR:
1. Slaughter at Beast House
2. Mangled Far Below
5. When Hammer Meets Bone
9. Running From The Goathead


Formed in 1987 by Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler. Danny Corralles joined in 1988. Dis-banded in 1994, the group has been Awakened by Gore and have returned to continue their brutal assault on the metal scene. With a new EP out, “The Tomb Within,” the band played Maryland Deathfest XIII 2010, Party San Metal Open Air 2010 Bad Berka Germany, and Hole in the Sky 2010 in Bergen Norway. Autopsy was joined by thrash metal legend Danny Lilker on bass for the shows. Since then, Joe Trevisano has joined Autopsy as the permanent bassist.

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