Autopsy’s “The Headless Ritual” Streaming

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Autopsy headless ritual

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Autopsy‘s new album, The Headless Ritual, drops today, July 2, 2013. You can, however, stream it at before you decide to give Satan your hard-earned money.

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As an old-school Death Metal band, The Headless Ritual has that punk-infused thrash sound, which is untarnished by modern metal conventions, egos, or songwriting that “tries” to recapture an earlier version of the band. This is pure Death. It’s heavy, brutal, fast, slow, intricate, simple, doomy… it’s pretty much everything you’d want Autopsy’s sixth album to be. For the most part, Chris Reifert’s vocals are brutally and violently guttural, but at times (please forgive me) I couldn’t help but hear a resemblance to Lemmy Kilmister. I heard this most clearly in the second half of “She Is a Funeral,” but there were other moments peppered throughout the album.

autopsy the headless ritualThe Headless Ritual was recorded and mixed in April 2013 at Fantasy Studios, San Francisco, with Adam Munoz. The cover art, which reminds me of the souls contained in Freddy Krueger, is by Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin).

Check Autopsy’s latest and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

The Headless Ritual track list:

1. “Slaughter at Beast House”
2. “Mangled far Below”
3. “She Is a Funeral”
4. “Coffin Crawlers”
5. “When Hammer Meets Bone”
6. “Thorns and Ashes”
7. “Arch Cadaver”
8. “Flesh Turns to Dust”
9. “Running from the Goathead”
10. “The Headless Ritual”

Rock Hard \m/

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