Review by JD on March 15, 2011.
Rarely have I come across a band that is so powerful and yet holds this uncanny knack of melody that floods through every hard hitting riff they make. Belgium based Extreme Death Metallers Aborted are that type of band that completely has these two qualities... and in major amounts as well.
This five piece is Brutal Death Metal in every way, and they also pen some amazing opuses. Combining technical talent with that so elusive melody Aborted show that extreme metal can be ‘catchy’ in its own right, and fuel the notion that we as metalheads already knew - Death Metal is talent taken to the far extremes.
Songs like the massive pounding of 'Ophiolatry On A Hemocite Platter' to the blood spattering gore of 'Hereditary Bane' forces the boundaries aside, to show a band that has the talent and power to top the extreme metal heap and to smash any competitors. It is proper to say that this band has all thee tools, and are using every last one of them to create almost legendary pieces of Death Metal that is almost art.
It is so cliche of me to be writing what I am going to say, but this is one of those albums that needs to be heard. Aborted are one of those rarities in metal. They have more fucking talent that they could ever use in a lifetime. Death Metal have their next teachers... let us all not be late for those classed.
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Rating: 8.9 out of 10