Album Review: Fit for An Autopsy – Oh What the Future Holds (Nuclear Blast)

New Jersey-based deathcore band, Fit for An Autopsy will release their brand-new album, Oh What the Future Holds on January 14th, 2022 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2019’s The Sea of Tragic Beasts.

Having built up a formidable reputation as one of deathcore’s most consistent bands, Fit for An Autopsy enter 2022 with the goal of even further dominance. Spitting fire, spewing aggression, and shining brightly with righteous heaviness. All of that is enough to get excited but it’s their innate ability to transcend basic deathcore structures that makes this album such a thrilling listen.

A 10-track monstrosity that transforms distinctive savagery into so much more. Fit for An Autopsy delight with the monumental opening title track, as heavy as heavy gets. Before they explode with a faster and hotter death-infused tempo on Pandora, an absolute rager. One with just a touch of melody and one hell of a guitar solo.

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Far from Heaven’s stompy beat is a serious head-banger with some serious Gojira vibes, most notable in the chorus. Before In Shadows’ heavy vibes and grander chorus makes for another memorable listen. The halfway point of the album then coming with Two Towers. Where a mellower and cleaner start bleeds into chaotic blast of ferocity. The drum patterns proving to be a blistering showcase of heaviness but the cleaner vocal moments and guitar soloing adding some levity to a longer track.

Talking of drumming though, the intro of A Higher Level of Hate is an unexpected shift but it builds nicely to an aggressive blast of wildness. Fit for An Autopsy continuing the aggressive but detailed theme of the album well.

A couple of blistering efforts in the form of Collateral Damage and Savages keeps things ticking along nicely. Before the penultimate track of Conditional Healing injects a boost of energy as things seem to be slightly flagging. A rough and scathing guitar buffeting is what picks things up here.

It’s The Man That I Was Not that brings things to a close, the longest track on the album at just short of 7 minutes. It sees Fit for An Autopsy expertly continue the combination of impactful melody and raging heaviness. A massive closer to a massive album. Another classic Fit for An Autopsy release that will finally shut up any naysayers and confirm what many have known for some time. This band is class and you can always rely on them to release a banger album.

Fit for An Autopsy – Oh What the Future Holds Full Track Listing:

1. Oh What the Future Holds
2. Pandora
3. Far from Heaven
4. In Shadows
5. Two Towers
6. A Higher Level of Hate
7. Collateral Damage
8. Savages
9. Conditional Healing
10. The Man That I Was Not


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Fit for An Autopsy - Oh What the Future Holds (Nuclear Blast)
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