Plunge yourself into that tragic sea with new Fit For An Autopsy, ‘Fear Tomorrow.’
The phrase “fear tomorrow” seems so eerily relevant right now that I don’t even know where to begin. Yet the tone and feel of Fit For An Autopsy’s material over the five or so years have been scarily poignant and relevant; tackling political unease, environmental despair, mass societal depression, and the current Anthropocene. So it’s fitting that their surprise new single, ‘Fear Tomorrow,’ is titled as such; dealing with plague-carrying rats, thread-pulling messiahs, the burden of time, and the looming threat of extinction.
With no live show or touring prospects at the current moment due to you know what, there’s very little for bands like Fit For An Autopsy – who donated $6K towards the Worldwide Wildlife Fund for Australia’s tragic bushfire – to do but do live streams. Well, that, or either pull forward upcoming material or dig back into their hard drives to show us all songs that for one reason or another just never saw the light. ‘Fear Tomorrow‘ is just that, scratching that itch and is a neat little fill-in too.
Sounding like a wicked B-side from 2019’s insanely grim ‘The Sea Of Tragic Beasts‘ LP (or like that pulled from a potential new album or EP, dare I even dream) ‘Fear Tomorrow‘ begins with a sample of the famous Macbeth “to-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow” soliloquy. As a brutal melodic-death-metal/metalcore song, it’s the crippling anxiety of what horrors a new day may bring, the existential grief of life, brought forth via shredding guitars, furious blast beats, churning breakdowns, miasmic melodies, and frontman Joe Badolato’s always clear, clean and crushing screams. It’s remiss of the melo-death group’s earlier records, circumventing the melodic and atmospheric tones of their last two LPs, but that ain’t a bad thing.
Do not go gentle into that good night: