Ashes, Organs, Blood And Crypts
Review by Michael on October 28, 2023.
Hmmm yummy!!! What a nice album just for Helloween. With Ashes, Organs, Blood And Crypts Autopsy have found another heart ripping em… I mean heartwarming and very inviting title for their 10th full-length album. I guess that the sickos from California don't need any further introduction here and if you know their music, you know what you have to expect.
I was pretty much surprised to see that they are releasing another album that quick after their latest output Morbidity Triumphant (it is just one year between both releases) and one might think that they used some rotten, stinking remains from it to fill the new album but well, even if it was the case, it doesn't matter.
So they do business as usual on Ashes, Organs, Blood And Crypts. They still don't invent the wheel of torture again nor do they proceed like the filigree technicians in Carcass who execute their songs with a sharp scalpel blade but with a rusty bone saw Eric Cutler, Chris Reifert and co do their bloody work here. Every song sounds very sick, somehow a little bit crooked and you always have the stench of putrefaction in the nose while listening to the 11 songs. But that's what you want when you listen to Autopsy. So the guys do nothing wrong here. Even these doomy parts they had in the past quite often come to light, again with a really sick flavor and again slightly crooked and somehow they feel like someone's going to cut your throat with an icy blade from behind. The instruments work is pretty precise when you want to cause a massive damage without regards to any severe collateral damages whilst doing some "surgery", like using a baseball bat to open the skull for some brain surgery.
Vocals and lyrics are also as sick as always – guess Chris Reifert took a sip of vodka-pus before he started growling them. Half whispered- half puke out, uaarrrrgh, this is what the Autopsy fan wants!
So we don't find any innovations or surprises on the album; Autopsy just do best what they can: to butcher relentlessly through their old school death metal songs so that you can see the blood and innards splashing around.
So now get your daily dose decomposition with Autopsy and check songs like 'Throatsaw', 'Toxik Death Fuk' (which is a very cool thrashy-punk-laden one and maybe the catchiest track they've ever done) or if you like it a little bit cozier 'Well Of Entrails'. What a great fun this stuff is!!!! Much more shitfun than Shitfun was!!
Rating: 9 out of 10 festering fistulas402