New Fit For An Autopsy will be huge!
Fit For An Autopsy get a lot of praise for being one of the best bands in metalcore and deathcore today, and with good reason. They pull off real emotion, strong dynamics and solid melodies, alongside earthshaking riffs and breakdowns, better than most of their peers. That was true of 2017’s ‘The Great Collapse‘, and it’s also looking to be true of new record, ‘The Sea Of Tragic Beasts‘, too, which drops October 25th. That’s if new single ‘Mirrors‘ is anything to go off!
With darkened, gloomy guitar chords setting the bleak stage, repeated drum fills and distant vocal cries present an eerie atmosphere; in only the way that Fit For An Autopsy can pull off for this style of music. As Joe Badolato’s beastly vocals reign down, the guitars creep in as the drums pick up, before the hulking monster of a track stampedes off into slicing guitars and pounding blast beats. But it all feels deserved; like a pay-off to help contrast the song’s humble beginnings. As does the short but mental breakdown just after the song’s middle-eight. And even that final breakdown of pure hell-fire isn’t superfluous or lacking, but rather feeling like the proper end ‘Mirrors‘ deserves. It’s honestly got a little bit of everything that the band has done before, but it never feels recycled or regurgitated.
This all works in favour towards the two core themes staring back in ‘Mirrors‘: addiction and loss. As the video’s mother-daughter narrative shows, it’s about crippling heroin addiction, how that leads people to lose themselves and even OD, and the horrible consequences that has upon the loved ones that they leave behind following their deaths. It’s about succumbing to “needle and fire“, about the contradictions of “tiny angels” and “tiny hells“, and not being able to take any more funerals. It’s a more personal, internal song lyrically, as opposed to the external, worldly themes of their previous records. Neither approach is better than the other, necessarily, but FFAA taking listeners down a clearly close-to-home path lends an added weight to their newest single. Making it all the more heavy and palatable.