Though the bulk of death metal deals with some pretty grisly subject matter, few bands' sounds match their contempt for society as well as Fit for an Autopsy. Purveyors of savage deathcore, the band's sound pairs lyrical misanthropy with pure sonic destruction, creating an assault on both the senses and sensibilities of listeners. Made up of singer Nate Johnson (formerly of Through the Eyes of the Dead), guitarist Will Putney (also known for his work as a producer for bands such as Like Moths to Flames and Misery Signals), guitarist Patrick Sheridan, bassist Shane Slade, and drummer Josean Orta, Fit for an Autopsy made their first splash in 2009 with the release of their EP Hell on Earth, putting them on the radar of Red Chord vocalist Guy Kozowyk, who signed the band to his label, Black Market Activities. In 2011, Fit for an Autopsy released their brutal full-length debut, The Process of Human Extermination. Their second album, Hellbound, followed in 2013, but it would be the last to feature Johnson on vocals, who would leave the group the following year. Absolute Hope Absolute Hell, the band's third studio long-player, arrived in 2015 and introduced new vocalist Joe Badolato. In January 2017, the band released "Heads Will Hang," the first single from their fourth studio album, The Great Collapse, which arrived later that March.
~ Gregory Heaney