Autopsy at Reggies Rock Club

Be afraid… Be very afraid.

Ronnie, The Fly
March 7, 2020

No one in the metal scene has a sound that conjures up the reek of death quite like Autopsy, one of the pioneers of death metal. Whereas some practitioners of the style have pushed into new territory, like science fiction and ancient mythology, Autopsy have maintained a sound reminiscent of the gristle, filth, and decay that should accompany such a moniker. The doomier instrumentation, along with Chris Reifert’s distinctly manic vocals, sets them apart and has had a marked influence on other death metal bands.

After a hiatus in the 1990s, Autopsy returned in full force in 2009 and have released a steady stream of new titles over the years, such as Macabre Eternal, The Headless Ritual, and Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves. Chris Reifert has mentioned that a new LP is due in 2020 (although I would anticipate some delay due to the outbreak of COVID-19).

Autopsy played a sold-out show at Chicago’s go-to spot for metal, Reggies Rock Club (setlist here). As always, it was a rowdy affair — and unfortunately, the last show for a while in Chicago, at least until COVID-19 is under control.

Check out some photos below.