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Dying Fetus: History Repeats...

With History Repeats..., brutal death metal veterans Dying Fetus have decided to pay homage to their influences through an EP of cover songs. Covering such prolific and influential acts such as Dehumanized, Napalm Death, Broken Hope, Bolt Thrower, Pestilence, and Cannibal Corpse, this mini-album should provide plenty of enjoyment for old school death metal fans and Dying Fetus followers alike. Dying Fetus does put their own spin on all of the tracks here, without distancing themselves too much from the originals. The band's brutal death metal sound shines as brightly as ever here, with the trio dishing out some excellent and tight musicianship. The production on History Repeats... is also extremely professional and I think it suits the music perfectly.

In addition to the cover songs, History Repeats... also features a short grindcore-influenced original song with "Rohypnol". This EP is mainly a collector's item for established fans of Dying Fetus, but it's still a very enjoyable listen that's recommendable to brutal death metal fans. History Repeats... shouldn't be your introduction to these American veterans, but it does make for a few fun spins for any seasoned fan. 3 stars are deserved here.

Track Listing:
1. Fade Into Obscurity (Dehumanized cover)
2. Unchallenged Hate (Napalm Death cover)
3. Gorehog (Broken Hope cover)
4. Rohypnol
5. Unleashed Upon Mankind (Bolt Thrower cover)
6. Twisted Truth (Pestilence cover)
7. Born in a Casket (Cannibal Corpse cover)

Added: July 10th 2011
Reviewer: Jeff B
Related Link: Dying Fetus Myspace
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Language: english

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Dying Fetus: History Repeats...
Posted by Brian Block, SoT Staff Writer on 2011-07-11 11:47:20
My Score:

I was never a really big fan of Dying Fetus, but after Relapse re-issued their entire discography earlier in the year I decided to look into them more and see if they are the death metal masters everyone has made them out to be. To be honest, I personally don't like them that much, but it's hard to say they don't have skill because they obviously have a lot of it. History Repeats… is their newest EP which features cover songs of other bands that have influenced them in the past. These bands include Dehumanized, Napalm Death, Broken Hope, Bolt Thrower, Pestilence, and Cannibal Corpse. While they are covering these bands, Dying Fetus puts their own unique spin on every song, but they never stray too far away from the original song. To go along with the six cover songs, Dying Fetus also put an original, grindcore type song on History Repeats… called "Rohypnol", which I'm not a huge fan of.

This release is a good collector's item for fans of Dying Fetus who are already pretty established with the band. I'm glad I got some of the Relapse re-issues earlier in the year because this isn't the ideal place to start for new fans of the band. Overall it's not a bad album and it should provide some enjoyment from hardcore fans, but for me it was kind of bland and uninspiring.

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