Self-reliance and musical integrity are two principles to which Dying Fetus have always lived by. The band formed in 1991, during the height of the death metal explosion of the early years of the '90s, and have matured into one of the premiere extreme death metal/grind-core acts to ever come out of the massive global metal underground. The band is recognized worldwide as a prime example of songwriting perfection, combining an innovative mix of technical virtuosity and catchy song structures to create the ultimate blend of death metal, hardcore, and grindcore. Intensity unparalleled, and musical power unrivaled, they are the leaders of the new generation in extreme music. Their sounds and lyrics are a brutal response to the everyday stress and pressures of reality in our age, but also provide the ultimate escape from it, through their music.