Aborym - _With No Human Intervention_
(Code666, 2003)
by: Pedro Azevedo (7.5 out of 10)
_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 bag.

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(article published 21/3/2003)

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