Dying Fetus is an American death metal band from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Formed in 1991, the group is known for their outspoken political views, and for being one of the few death metal bands who follow a political nature. Earlier lyrics showcased the common death metal trait of explicit violence as its main theme. Constant line-up changes throughout the years have left John Gallagher the only remaining original member. The band's sound is characterized by blast beats, complex riffing and heavy metal slams.