Dying Fetus are an American technical/brutal death metal band, presently noteworthy for their virtuosity, dual mid-range and gurgling vocals, and reality-based pseudo-political lyrics. Earlier lyrics showcased graphically gory themes.
The band formed in late 1991 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, a suburb of Washington DC, United States, by John Gallagher (guitar, vocals) and Jason Netherton (bass, vocals). Constant line-up changes throughout the years have left Gallagher the only remaining original member. The band's sound is characterized by blast beats, complex riffing and hardcore-inspired breakdowns. The vocals range from very low death growls to more abrasive upper-throat screams.