Autopsy - Severed Survival LP (Black vinyl)
Severed Survival is one of the ugliest musical visions ever put to record and one of the premier old-school death metal albums. The term ‘old-school’ alone goes a long way in describing the sound that one should expect on here, but doesn’t quite do it justice. Autopsy’s approach is crude and dead simple, in the same general realm as Master and Massacre for this time period, but with an unorthodox bass-heavy production that allows this album to stand out amongst its peers. Their goal was primitive brute force, but because of the manner in which they chose to achieve it, they also managed to create an aura of pure malevolence that, prior to this album’s release, was probably difficult to imagine.