CD Review: Dying Fetus – “Wrong One To Fuck With” (2017 Relapse Records) 9.5/10 Stars

CD Review: Dying Fetus – “Wrong One To Fuck With” (2017 Relapse Records)

Don’t even know where to start with on this release. If you are familiar with Dying Fetus then you know what these guys bring to the table. Extreme, insanity, and most importantly new material for you to dive into the pit with. Dying Fetus put together this release to show that they are on top of their game and to show where they are in their own development of their music.  Whether or not that is the case you get that anyways!  We got to listen to this new release “Wrong One To Fuck With” and what we experienced is more of an musical awakening. We figured we’d get John with his growls and the typical signature death metal guitar riffs, and Trey’s outstanding drumming in this release. That’s a give in. But when we actually sat down and listened to this release in it entirety this is what we discovered.

Opening track “Fixated on Devastation” delivers what I can only think of as if you took a jump out of the empire state building and on your way down to slamming face first into the concrete you slid down on one of the worlds largest cheese grater and just demolished your whole-being. This is blistering, and destructive.  This is how you start a new release off.  Classic DF and Trey totally destroys, “I feel sorry for his snare and bass drum!” The breakdowns are powerful and will definitely be a great track to perform live. Once you are coming down from the devastation of the first track you are thrown right into the mix of “Panic Amongst the Herd” which is a groovy thrashy track and hits you right upside the head.  The movement of this song is fast paced from verse to chorus, and Sean, John and Trey shred it out. Its insane! Well you get to take a break when “Die With Integrity” plows in next. Such a great groove and powerful mix. Ok, so you got exactly 1 minute of a groove break until all hell breaks loose!  Gallagher is really impressive in this song with his riffing/solo’s. “Reveling In The Abyss” is a straight up ass whipper of a song and you can quote me on this! Classic DF vibe in this one, great timing of squeals and Trey is unrelentless. The metal gods definitely put him on this planet to leave you in awe when he plays. This release is what you’d expect to get from this trio. Sometimes it is hard to believe that its just a trio laying down the devastation. The title track “Wrong One To Fuck With” is an instant classic with all the meat in it for you to take to war with you when you throw your fists and elbows into the pit. Can picture this one going over great live and circle pits everywhere, even in the parking lots!

Overall: Dying Fetus – “Wrong One To Fuck With” is probably one of their best releases to date. They have progressed in their writing abilities and musicianship. I think that I was more blown away by the drums than anything else. Knowing that I have to give this release a 9.5 / 10 on the “this release kicked my ass” scale!



1. Fixated On Devastation 04:06
2. Panic Amongst the Herd 03:19
3. Die With Integrity 05:15
4. Reveling In The Abyss 06:30
5. Seething With Disdain 05:33
6. Ideological Subjugation 05:20
7. Weaken The Structure 05:01
8. Fallacy 04:30
9. Unmitigated Detestation 05:21
10. Wrong One To Fuck With 04:53

John Gallagher: Guitar, Vocals
Sean Beasley: Bass, Vocals
Trey Williams: Drums

Official links:
Dying Fetus on Bandcamp
Dying Fetus on Facebook
Dying Fetus on Twitter
Dying Fetus on Instagram

Now in 2017, DYING FETUS​ once again raise the bar of sonic extremity with their 8th studio album and first new material in over 5 years, Wrong One To Fuck With. The seasoned veterans manage to further stretch their creative and technical boundaries across 10 complex tracks of pulverizing death metal, filled with more dynamic intricacies, brutal breakdowns and varied vocal patterns than ever before. Now over 25 years into their distinguished career, DYING FETUS cement their legacy with Wrong One To Fuck With and uphold their position as the most dominant force in death metal

Tour Dates:

Jul 21 San Francisco, CA Bay Area Death Fest

—All Dates July 27 – August 26 Summer Slaughter Tour 2017 —

Jul 27 Reading, PA Reverb
Jul 28 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Jul 29 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Jul 30 New York, NY Webster Hall
Jul 31 TBA
Aug 02 Knoxville, TN The International
Aug 03 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Aug 05 Austin, TX Come and Take It Live
Aug 06 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
Aug 07 Houston, TX House Of Blues
Aug 09 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
Aug 10 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee
Aug 11 Anaheim, CA Grove of Anaheim
Aug 12 Los Angeles, CA The Novo
Aug 13 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Aug 15 San Francisco, CA The UC Theater
Aug 17 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Aug 19 Denver CO Summit Music Hall
Aug 21 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
Aug 22 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
Aug 23 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
Aug 25 Detroit, MI Majestic Theater
Aug 26 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater


— All Dates Oct 13 to Nov 11 w/ Psycroptic, Beyond Creation, Disentomb —-


Oct 13 Essen, DE Turock
Oct 14 Hamburg, DE Logo
Oct 15 Aarhus, DK Voxhhall
Oct 16 Gothenburg, SE Sticky Fingers
Oct 17 Oslo, NO Vulkan Arena
Oct 18 Stockholm, SE Fryshuset Klubben
Oct 20 Helsinki, FI Nosturi
Oct 21 Tallinn, EE Club Tapper
Oct 22 Riga, LV One One
Oct 23 Poznan, PL U Bazyla
Oct 24 Berlin, DE Lido
Oct 25 Prague, CZ Nova Chmelnice
Oct 26 Vienna, AU Viper Room
Oct 27 Budapest, HU Blue Hell
Oct 28 Munchen, DE Feierwerk
Oct 29 Brescia, IT Circolo Colony
Oct 30 Ljubljana, SI Orto Bar
Oct 31 Pratteln, CH Z7
Nov 01 Nijmegen, NL Doornroosje KZ
Nov 02 Eindhoven, NL Dynamo
Nov 03 Bristol, UK The Fleece
Nov 04 Leeds, UK Damnation Festival (No Disentomb)
Nov 05 Glasgow, UK Cathouse
Nov 06 London, UK The Dome
Nov 08 Aarschot, BE De Klinker
Nov 09 Paris, FR Petit Bain
Nov 10 Bordeaux, FR Rock School Barbey
Nov 11 Bilbao, ES Santana 27
Nov 12 Lisbon, PT Lisboa ao Vivo
Nov 13 Madrid, ES Penelope
Nov 14 Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz 2
Nov 15 Marseille, FR Jas Rod
Nov 16 Mullhouse, FR Noumatrouff
Nov 17 Saarbrucken, DE Garage
Nov 18 Leipzig, DE Hellraiser

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