AUTOPSY — Skin by Skin (review)

AUTOPSY — Skin by Skin album cover Single · 2022 · Death Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
3.5/5 ·
UMUR
"Skin by Skin" is a single release by US death metal act Autopsy. The single was released through Peaceville Records in August 2022. Initially in digital format. "Skin by Skin" appears as the eighth track on Autopsy´s September 2022 eighth full-length studio album "Morbidity Triumphant", and works as a teaser single to promote the forthcoming album release. Joe Allen who as played with both Abscess and Autopsy for many years, has jumped ship and new bassist is Greg Wilkinson.

It´s been a while since Autopsy have released any new material, so although they´ve released a couple of compilations and the 2020 "Live in Chicago" live album in the last five years, it´s not since the release of the 2017 "Puncturing the Grotesque" EP, that we´ve heard new material from the band. Autopsy is Autopsy though, so "Skin by Skin" sounds unmistakably like they´ve always sounded. Sure they´ve had a few excursions into deathgrind and hardcore punk terrotories, but "Skin by Skin" is through and through classic sounding Autopsy shifting between heavy organic doom/death and faster-paced death death metal (gore themed as always). The morbid harmony leads are there and accounted for too.

It´s all packed in a raw, organic, and unpolished sound production, and Autopsy deliver the brutal, vile, old school death metal attack with great authenticity like they´ve always done. Chris Reifert still sounds like he belongs on a mental institution. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved and I´m looking forward to the release of "Morbidity Triumphant".
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Nightfly wrote:
2 months ago
Exactly, not expecting any surprises.
UMUR wrote:
2 months ago
Yeah it´s a pretty good track, but nothing out of the ordinary for Autopsy, but I guess that´s how we like it :-).
Nightfly wrote:
2 months ago
Sounds promising. Looking forward to the new album.

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