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Old October 15th, 2009, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Autopsy - Severed Survival

Autopsy - Severed Survival
Peaceville Records - 2009
By Adam McAuley



A really raw vibe is present with this record and shows Autopsy playing a stripped down version of the death metal style. Their approach can be likened to that of Obituary and we can see the same sense of enjoying everything they do. The bass is really high in the mix and makes for a very one of a kind sound that contributes to making them their own unique death metal entity.

The excitement level is a very important attribute to the work and they have a lot of energy thrown in for good measure. One thing that matters is that the band could be slightly tighter and more complex in their style and their somewhat simple style doesn’t leave much opportunity to become interesting. They create enough momentum to sustain a fairly straightforward attack type, but don’t go into enough twists and turns to truly elevate themselves to another level of greatness. The album thus has the ability to sound uninspiring to these ears, though I think other fans of death metal may derive more from the release than I did.

The sound doesn’t haven’t enough of a punishing aspect derived from it, but merely fades into the background which takes away from the viciousness of what is presented. Thus we’re left with an album that has some solid performing, but the potency and creativeness of the music is somewhat lacking in comparison to the rest of what’s going on.

I suppose this could be recommended to big fans of death metal, but many metal fans may find a little bit wanting from the release though it is pretty good. Opener “Charred Remains” is one of the better songs on Severed Survival with some fun riffs present. I think the actual studio playing is more solid than the rehearsal portion of the reissue as well which are slightly held back by less than amazing production values.

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Old October 19th, 2009, 07:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Definitely one of the defining records with in the sub genre. I still have yet to find a vinal copy of this album.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 09:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I disagree, this is one of the best metal albums ever. Period.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 01:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, this CD was originally issued in 1989, so even if it's been remastered I'm sure the $500 they spent to record it didn't equal great sound quality.
I'm not really a fan of Autopsy either, I simply own the Torn From The Grave compilation and don't find it to be all that good even though it's a best of. Some people really like these types of dirty death metal, but it's never been of interest to me. Yup, I don't care much for Obituary's debut or Paradise Lost.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 04:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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This album is fantastic. I love the dirty sound. The drums sound so RAW. I can't get enough of the production on their records. You can hear the influence on bands like Darkthrone very clearly on Autopsy's albums. This band, alongside Cannibal Corpse and Pestilence are some of my favorite death metal acts. Ever.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 09:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the picture make me feel scare! but I love the dirty sound.







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Old July 9th, 2013, 10:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I also gotta find this in Vinyl/Mental Funeral too.
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Old October 1st, 2013, 10:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I love this album,to my ears the raw,filthy wall of sound that they create is HIGHLY addictive.
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