Aborted - _Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture_
(Century Media, 2007)
by: Jackie Smit (7 out of 10)
There are some who regard Aborted as the second coming of Carcass, while another contingent chooses to view them simply as second-rate. Whichever camp you're inclined to pitch your tent in, there's no arguing over both these Belgians' technical abilities and their zealous commitment to their craft.

Wasting no time in cranking efforts up from 0 to 100 early on, the band's first record for Century Media avoids the naff experimentation of its predecessor, and instead hones in on the band's speciality: brutal death metal with a grindcore bent. Aborted score early victories with the likes of "A Methodical Overture" and "The Spaying Seance", and even the odd burst of outside-the-box songwriting -- the layered melody of "Ingenuity in Genocide" serving as perhaps the album's best example -- delivers rather than annoys. Yet as one track drifts into the next, the quintet tend to lose their way creatively, and so even while some of the record's peaks are found in its dying moments, the journey there is often disappointingly faceless.

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(article published 18/1/2007)

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