Fit For An Autopsy – Oh What the Future Holds

Oh What the Future Holds finds Fit For An Autopsy with a little more patience, finally hitting their veteran stride in their sixth studio album. Tracks are given ample space to come alive in the pensive, bestial way only Fit can paradoxically achieve, instead of constantly clobbering you with The Big Riffs. It’s a commanding, inspired outing, far removed from the languor of their prior work. So what does the future hold for their direction after Beasts, exactly? 

Love Letter – Himsa

It’s hard to believe that there was a time before the steady stream of blasé lyric videos, but at the turn of the millennium, music video purveyor MTV had to “bring back” the music video. The artform was essentially replaced by trashy reality television and cartoons by the late 90s, but eventually came MTV2 - a quality sequel (well, for a few years) nobody really deserved. So I guess it only made sense that they also resurrected their metalhead favorite from the 80s and 90s soon thereafter - Headbangers Ball. After all, this era had a ton to offer. The NWOAHM movement was all the rage, metalcore was hitting its stride, and melodeath was pretty much the coolest shit ever. Given that the combo of Kazaa and my dial-up setup wasn’t doing me any good - true story: I waited days (plural) to download Meshuggah’s Chaosphere only to find out that some jerk just relabeled of Neurotica tracks (some truly evil bastards out there), this couldn’t have been better timing for a dude who had recently gotten his license and began to fall in love with hanging out at the record store - the internet, for me, sucked for digging up new tunes.