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Band
Aborted
Title
Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture
Type
LP/EP
Company
Century Media
YOR
2007
Style
Death
5/1/2010 2:11:40 PM - Review by: Greg Watson
Alright Gore metal fans, here's one coming straight for your guts!! This Belgian quartet comes blasting your brain right out of the gates on their debut for Century Media. Brain rattling blast beats and rhythmic, down toned guitar riffs infest this album from start to finish. As if that weren't enough to get you going, they throw in some very melodic guitar riffs and a few face melting solos for good measure. The drawback is it sounds like one long track that was recorded with breaks.
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2/15/2008 - Review by: Al Kikuras
Fun romp through the gory fields of carnage that are well-trampled already
Belgium's Aborted have created quite the slab of melodic grinding death metal with Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture. Certainly owing much to Carcass, though not nearly as much as the myriad of Razorback bands that, bless 'em, have made a science of morphing their mighty methodology into slightly mutated offspring of the masters. Aborted take the melodic leanings of Symphonies of Sickness and Necroticism and give the beast a modern reworking. The chops of a 21st century band with the songwriting skills of the originators results in an album that is a rewarding listen and fun romp through the gory fields of carnage that are well-trampled already, but seldom stomped with this much ferocity. Aborted may not be breaking new ground here, but there is no denying how good the band is at what they do, and if I have room for more of anything in my life, it's hamburgers. And if I have room for anything besides hamburgers, it's another solid death metal album that delivers the goods, and that is just what we have in Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture.
  • 2 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: ABORTED
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture
2007
Century Media
Al Kikuras2/15/2008
3.5
Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture
2007
Century Media
Greg Watson5/1/2010
3.5
Termination Redux
2016
Century Media
Greg Watson5/31/2016
3.5

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