Aborym - _With No Human Intervention_
by: Pedro Azevedo (
_With No Human Intervention_ starts off fast and chaotic, yet powerful
and catchy with its title track. Aborym come across as an apocalyptic
black metal band a la Anaal Nathrakh, only less unrelenting in terms
of pure aggression and more chaotic in terms of the sheer lunacy of
the electronic samples and beats they throw into their music. While I
personally enjoy Anaal Nathrakh far better, nevertheless I have to
give credit to Aborym for taking some things further in their own way
and coming out with a better result than, say, December Wolves' own
experimental exaggerations on _Blasterpiece Theatre_. This may come as
little or no surprise, but Aborym's more techno and/or industrial-oriented
passages consistently fail to interest me throughout the album. Still,
even though Aborym's black metal almost always has a more-or-less
synthetic, techno-like feel to it, it is usually only on the purely
electronic passages that it becomes obtrusive. Fast, often catchy and
always chaotic to some degree, _With No Human Intervention_ is a
difficult concoction to evaluate, simply because it can go from really
interesting to rather vulgar and back several times in a couple of
minutes. It has some really good tracks, several average ones, and
some rather annoying ones as well -- fourteen in all, so excuse me for
not naming them one by one. If you want some name-dropping, then look
for contributions from Nattefrost (Carpathian Forest), Irrumator
(Anaal Nathrakh) and Bard "Faust" Eithun. Overall, it's mainly some
catchy guitar leads and Atilla Csihar's vocal performance that provide
the highlights on this one amidst an aural chaos of which a significant
proportion is rubbish and only a minority actually enhances the music.
It's a worthwhile release for those interested in the genre, but one that
would have benefited from being more focused rather than such a mixed
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