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Aborted - Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture - LP

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Aborted pissed off a lot of fans with the album prior to this. Their raw deathgrind sound was suddenly much clearer but mixed in with other influences and people don't like change. I prefer this style for Aborted, the earlier stuff is good but too derivative of Carcass (shock!). That being said, Jeff Walker does appear on this album on the most Carcass-sounding song (shock again!).

This album has a huge production sound. Everything but the submerged bass sounds massive. Guest drums provided by Dave Haley (Psycroptic), probably the most in demand guest drummer of recent times. His performance is utterly crushing. There's a subtle use of keyboards on here too which adds a nice amount of depth to certain songs without being overdone. The likely influence of the more brutal end of metalcore is probably what infuriates the purists the most though. I'm not proclaiming this to be a masterpiece, but to my ears this is a strong, vicious album with enough variety to keep my interest.

(Text from Metal Archives)