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Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture
Type: CD
Company: Century Media
Release: 2007
Genre: Death
Reviewer: Al Kikuras
Published: 2/15/2008
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.
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical OvertureAborted
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Al Kikuras2/15/2008


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