Aborted - Global Flatline
Today for my first ever First Listen of year, its Global Flatline, by Aborted.
Aborted is a band that leans more to the deathgrind side of the spectrum than most, and this album (first in 4 years) is no exception with the typical aggressive, fast pace grinding death metal, with plenty of blasts all the way through. The guitars are as technical as you would want from a modern death metal band, vocals too are from the same bag, from to growls, to gutturals nothing here is unexpected.
As the album blasted along there was no surprises, apart from the the odd well used sample and blast section here and there, nothing really gripped me or caught my musical ear, until much later in the album and the track "Expurgation Euphoria" and the following tracks where the band slows the pace down a bit for next couple of track before bringing back the speed. The last track unfortunately wreaks of filler, its the slowest track of the album, and brings very little; placing this track somewhere else would have improved things by breaking up the album a little more. "Expurgation Euphoria" and its following tracks are my favourites so far, as I breaks from the routine if only a small bit, and wish there where more tracks like this. Perhaps more favourite tracks will emerge with more listens, but as a first listen this a fairly solid death metal release.
Album released: January 23rd, 2012) Genre: Death Metal