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on 9 June 2001
Dying Fetus are back with their latest mix of head-severing brutality and groove-laden mosh riffs to once again display the kind of state-of-the-art death-grind that makes them one of the best bands in the business. Musically, I wouldn't say this is a step up from their last two, but it is on par with those releases. And since this is their first release with any semblance of widespread U.S. distribution, this wasn't the right time to reinvent the wheel. Instead, it was time to show the world what Dying Fetus does best, and that's exactly what "Destroy the Opposition" succeeds in doing.
Though personally I'd still rank "Killing on Adrenaline" as their best CD, "Destroy" is a consistently strong slab of DF-style death metal. Lots of incredible and sudden speed changes: one second you're banging your head to a catchy groove, the next second you're being pummeled by a barrage of sick riffs and brutal blast beats.
The dual vocal attack is great as always. "Epidemic of Hate" features some of the most rhythmic and complex interchanges between the two styles (subterranean death growl and hair-raising shriek). And the lyrics, which describe the horrors of the world (such as our rapidly deteriorating democracy as wealth and power concentrates among a select few), are as frightening and disturbing as any ever written. In all, this is a top-notch release by one of the world's best bands in any genre.