When: Fri., Oct. 23, 7 p.m. 2015
During the early 90s, Autopsy incorporated butchered fragments of doom into their death metal, creating twisted, cancerous tracks that lurched from tempo to tempo like a rabid brontosaurus that was whacked upside the head and then fed meth. Influential but never popular, the band called it quits in 1995 and took a decade and a half off. Since reuniting in 2009, they’ve re-embraced their lumbering activity of yore and released a clotted flurry of new material and repackaged old stuff. Their 2014 Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves stays true to their long tradition of evocative album titles. You might think the music doesn’t quite have the same feral, bizarre inspiration as 1991’s Mental Funeral—but nothing else out there really does either. Still, vocalist Chris Reifert sounds like the embodiment of the voice behind the slasher mask, and a track like “King of Flesh” efficiently imitates Black Sabbath being fed into a wood chipper with much of the old warped pizzazz. Autpopsy release the seven-track vinyl EP Skull Grinder on 11/27, and for fans of the old school, a four-disc collection of rarities, classics, and new tracks called After the Cutting is due on 11/13 (all via Peaceville Records). Expect tonight’s set list to stomp from old to new and back again. As much now as ever before, Autopsy is a corpse you can’t keep in the grave. Autopsy also performs on Sat 10/24.
Price: $30, $25 in advance