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Aborted – Retrogore – Review

Posted May 7, 2016 by George Archibald in CD Reviews



Reviewed by: George Archibald

Belgium Extreme Death Metal, Aborted haves always been at the forefront of pushing their aggression since 1995. When picking the band’s name was determined by being first in the CD racks founding member and vocalist, Sven “Svencho” de Caluwé , created a legacy. Retrogore is the 9th studio album released through Century Media on April 22nd.

The first track ‘Dellamorte Dellamore’, which also is a name of a horror film, starts off with a very horror like sound clip before hitting you in the face with a sonic sledgehammer. Blasting beats and buzz-sawing guitars cut right in with an onslaught of guttural vocals knocking you back in your seat. This song is not for the fearful listener as it is brutal extreme metal in all of its glory. The track pulls you along showing the craftsmanship within the band, by swapping the more in your face style for a more ambient feel on the buildup right before a skull blasting solo cuts in.

“Retrogore” is full of tasty horror soundbites, grinding guitars, blast-beats, and ear catching vocals. One of the things I commend this band for is they don’t just stick to a solid tempo on the riff, alternating it up which is refreshing to hear with a death metal album. They add in the use of dissonant harmonies to put a bit of flavor in the mix. If you are looking for something that pushes the envelope and truly delivers, give this album a try.




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