Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Album Review: Aborted – The Necrotic Manifesto - reviewed by: Clayton Edwards (The Yetti)

Century Media

Reviewed by: Clayton Edwards (The Yetti) 

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

I stumbled upon this band last year sometime and picked up their (at the time) latest release Global Flatline (2012) and I fell in love with the album. I played it constantly for a couple of weeks, put it on the shelf and kind of forgot about it. Then, months later I heard that this album, The Necrotic Manifesto was coming. I was fucking stoked. 

From the beginning of the first track I had the feeling that this album would not disappoint. The atmospheric music laid over samples of the sound of a grave being unearthed and culminating with one of the greatest quotes in horror movie history, “I am pain” almost lulls the listener into a false sense of security. The second track, explodes with blast beats and killer riffs and the assault keeps coming for almost forty-five minutes. 

Most of the time, I prefer my metal with some melody maybe a nice groove that I can really sink my teeth into. This album lacks that. The only real pause in the brutality of this album are the horror flick samples liberally sprinkled throughout. Now, I’m not saying that’s a bad thing by any means. Let’s look at it like sex, we all like sex, right? Well if not there’s obviously more wrong with you than we can sort out in a simple album review but I digress. The catchy, groove-filled, melodic metal I mentioned above is kind of like having a decent fuck. It may seem a little vanilla even when it is good and hard but still satisfying to be sure. This album is like being tied up and grudge-fucked by a scorned ex. It hurts so good and the blood and bruises are reminders of just how much you enjoyed it. 

My favorite tracks on this album would have to be “An Enumeration of Cadavers” (for that short, yet great, solo), “Your Entitlement Means Nothing” and “Coffin Upon Coffin” (which has a momentary groove that turns into chaos and another one of this really cool short-lived solos). If you dig on some good in-your-face death metal with no pretense of being anything but (or if you need a soundtrack to your next grudge fuck session) then I suggest you pick this album up. 

I give it a solid 8 out of ten. 

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