Album Review: Fit For An Autopsy - The Sea Of Tragic Beasts
Reviewed by Deegan Armitage
I have always been a fan of deathcore, despite the fact that most of my peers seemed to palm it off as one of those genres ‘posers’ listen to, I always had a secret soft spot for it. It wasn't until I was in college when I met some people who really appreciated deathcore that suddenly I found myself regularly going to deathcore shows and finding all these new and upcoming heavy bands, one of these bands being Fit for an Autopsy.
Since then I have always been a massive fan of them and when on hearing they were signing to Nuclear Blast earlier this year I couldn't help but get excited because I knew that a new album was on the horizon. Fast forward to July when the band announced their new album The Sea Of Tragic Beasts, I couldn't help by feel like I did back when I was in college.
The Sea Of Tragic Beasts is the 5th album by the band and it truly shows that there are no signs of them slowing down. Mixing melodic and heavy riffs in the perfect way and adding breakdowns that make you feel like your being hit in the face with a sledge hammer right from the word go, listeners are truly in for a treat. The band have released three singles from the album, 'Mirrors', 'Shepherd' and the title track 'The Sea Of Tragic Beasts' which demonstrate just a snippet of what awaits you on the album.
'The Sea Of Tragic Beasts' doesn't hold back, right from the title track hitting you with a wave of aggression with a perfect blend of melodic and heavy riffs. Riff's which don't stop throughout the album and are a perfect introduction for anyone wanting to hear Fit For An Autopsy for the first time. The last track of the album 'Napalm Dreams' is such a perfect way to end the album with that mix of heavy and melodic sounds which leaves the listener in a lull of calmness after the absolute beast that is The Sea Of Tragic Beasts.
Fit For An Autopsy release 'The Sea Of Tragic Beasts' on October 25th via Nuclear Blast Records.