JULY 12th 2014

Review by Metal Mom

Death Metal / Grindcore / Hardcore

Band Members:
Sven De Caluwe - Vocals
Danny Tunker - Guitar
Mendel Bij De Leij - Guitar
JB Van der Wal - Bass
Ken Bedene -  Drums

Hometown - Belgium
Record Label - Century Media Records

Track listing:
All songs written and composed by Aborted.
 1. Six Feet Of Foreplay
 2. The Extirpation Agenda
 3. Necrotic Manifesto
 4. An Enumeration Of Cadavers
 5. Your Entitlement Means Nothing
 6. The Davidian Deceit
 7. Coffin Upon Coffin
 8. Chronicles Of Detruncation
 9. Sade & Libertine Lunacy
10. Die Verzweiflung
11. Excremental Veracity
12. Purity Of Perversion
13. Of Dead Skin & Decay
14. Cenobites
Guest musicians:
Vincent Bennett (The Acacia Strain)
Phlegethon (Wormed)

Producer, engineer, mixing and mastering: Jacob Hansen
Sound Design: Alex Karlinsky
Artwork: Pär Olofsson
Recorded at Hansen Studios in Denmark

Aborted, as most of you know is a Belgian death metal band that formed in Waregem, in 1995. The group consists of vocalist, founder, and the only constant member since the origin of the band. The band members of Aborted now are from Belgium, The Netherlands and the United States.

On April 28th in Europe, and April 29th in North America, 2 continents saw Aborted’s 8th full length album released by Century Media Records. The first single, "Coffin Upon Coffin", was digitally released March 14, 2014. An interesting bit of info for some of you, the song "Purity of Perversion" is named after the band's debut album.

I have seen Aborted numerous times, and recently on their North American Tour with Kataklysm. So I really know what to expect when I get a CD to review from the band, and they did not disappoint. They have some incredible solos on this album, some fast and furious drum blasting going on, and let’s not forget what makes the band complete in their sound, the vocals, demanding and brutal. All what you expect from a band that’s Death Metal, Grindcore, and Hardcore, it’s a pretty tough world out there for this genre, there are many trying to seek the attention. Aborted has mine.

The teamwork and solidarity in the band is probably the strongest it’s ever been. Seeing them live on stage before reviewing this album helps a lot too, you just know that they have that energy and drive to create their own sound and give it their all. As many of you know I am not a hardcore/grind fan at all, but Aborted delivers it in a whole new savagery. What they have done is put all those elements together and its has given us a meticulous technical death metal. Even I enjoyed. If you haven’t picked this album up yet, then get out there and pick up your own copy of ABORTED - The Necrotic Manifesto.