Posts Tagged ‘Aborted’

2014 would struggle to live up to last year for major death metal masterpieces. 2013 saw the return of Carcass and Gorguts, along with stunning records from the likes of Ulcerate, Portal and Autopsy. There hasn’t been anything particularly to rival those releases this year, but what we have had has been some very good records, from some very good bands. So here is the Killchain picks for death metal records you MUST hear from 2014:

Dead Congregation – Promulgation of the Fall

Obituary – Inked in Blood

Decapitated – Blood Mantra

Aborted – The Necrotic Manifesto

Benighted – Carnivore Sublime

Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral

At the Gates – At War With Reality

Cannibal Corpse – The Skeletal Domain

Cannabis Corpse – From Wisdom to Baked

Entombed AD – Back to the Front

Hour of Penance – Regicide

Fallujah – The Flesh Prevails

Incantation – Dirges of Elysium

Vallenfyre – Splinters

Vader – Tibi Et Igni

Vermin Womb – Permanence

There’s a few I’ll have missed, as I’m still catching up with this year’s releases. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Job for a Cowboy’s ‘Sun Eater’, so that might have been a late edition. I also want to mention the awesome Sentience demo and Live Burial’s debut EP as two fantastic death metal releases for the year, and bright hopes for the future

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I think this blog is definitely helping me pay a bit more attention to records I have been listening to. Sometimes, I use music as just a background noise tool to avoid silence (I hate silence), and therefore I don’t always concentrate on it as much. Writing about the records I listen to each day definitely focuses the mind a bit more on the music itself. Onto today:

Aborted – Purity of Perversion

Grave – Into the Grave

Abacinate – Genesis

All Shall Perish – This is Where It Ends

Krisiun – Southern Storm

I’ve been in a bit of a death metal phase today. I had a strange notion that I wanted to own every death metal release ever when I woke up this morning. A dream crushed almost instantly when I realised what a futile endeavour that would become. But anyway, death metal was to be my thing for the day.

‘Purity of Perversion’ isn’t my favourite Aborted record, neither is it the best, but its a perfectly satisfactory, solid brutal death record. As it is their debut, and they went on to far surpass it, we can regard it as growing pains. ‘Into the Grave’ is a classic of Swedish death metal, a vicious buzzing chainsaw of death, and the title track is an icon of the genre. A band who made a lot of mediocre records, but a lot of great ones. Abacinate is another death metal band that I know little about, but their ‘Genesis’ record is a whirlwind of technical, brutal death metal that is ideal for blasting out the cobwebs, but not quite different enough to stand out from the crowd. All Shall Perish should NOT just be written off as bog standard deathcore, breakdown riddled nonsense like so many others. I’ve always had a soft spot for them, and although this new record contains a little too many djent riffs for my liking, it is savage and memorable in the best ways. Finally, Krisiun quickly became a favourite of mine after I heard their 2006 record ‘AssassiNation’, and ‘Southern Storm’ is brilliant. Hyperblasting Brazilian death metal always wins