The Necrotic Manifesto
Reviewed By : The Asian Invasion
Release Date : April 29, 2014
Hey kids, it's The Asian Invasion here and it's my first album review in quite a while. I felt like I needed to get back into the swing of things and what better way to return then with a review of a band I've loved for years.
Aborted are stalwarts in the death metal genre and have been around for just short of twenty years. Originally formed in Belgium in 1995, vocalist Sven de Caluwe is the only constant member since the bands inception. They fuse together the proven success of old school US death metal like Cannibal Corpse and the European inspired melodic death such as Carcass.
The Necrotic Manifesto is the brand new album for Aborted and it releases April 29.
To say Aborted have stayed true to themselves and their rabid fan base would be an understatement. It's 14 tracks of pure unadulterated intensity.
I find Ken Bedene's work behind the kit on this release is otherworldly. He absolutely pulverizes those skins on every track.
The opener "Six Feet of Foreplay," sets the tone and lets you know that chaos is about to ensue.
"The Extirpation Agenda" and the title track makes every Aborted fan clamor for every remaining track. Killer blast beats and some sick riffery, the boys from Belgium don't let up one bit.
"Coffin Upon Coffin" and "An Enumeration Of Cadavers," totally gallops with utmost ferocity.
"Cenobites" does a fantastic job closing out the album with over minutes of mayhem.
The production quality shines through every song as well, never faltering. As they say themselves Aborted is straight up "Unrestrained grindcore savagery and meticulously crafted death metal technicality." Sven does a great job keeping the bands vocal style intact throughout.
After many years of touring, Aborted are just going to keep chugging along, putting out release after release and never compromising their demonic sound.
When it comes to live shows, Aborted are one band not to be messed with. They bring it every night and these fine lads won't be slowing down anytime soon.
"The Necrotic Manifesto" is a superb addition to the Aborted catalog and I'll be cranking this one for two years until their next album drops.
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