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The Archaic Abattoir


Far more sophisticated than your average melodic/gore-grind outfit, ABORTED has been refining their carnal artistry for the past decade. Sickeningly infectious guitar hooks, inhuman drumming, devastating bottom end and the massive roar of Sven De Caluwé have put the band at the top of many fan and critic lists of extreme metal acts. Now, much as Goremageddon (2003) was a giant leap forward from Engineering the Dead (2001), The Archaic Abattoir sees the band taking their special brand of aural violence to the next level.

The Archaic Abattoir further capitalizes on the progress that was made on Goremageddon and even takes it a step further. The songs range from the all-out brutal grind they're known for, to more experimental tracks that find them exploring different tempos and grooves. But make no mistake: The Archaic Abattoir is still a monster of a record that holds no shortage of brutality. The band has always kept their death metal roots, but at the same time, they have never been afraid to experiment. Had Carcass decided not to throw in the towel and progress in a heavier, tighter and more technically advanced direction, they would probably sound something like ABORTED. The drumming of Gilles Dellecroix is perhaps some of the most technically advanced yet tasteful death metal drumming put to tape. Furthermore, the vocal talents of De Caluwé combine the legendary low/high snarls of Bill Steer and Jeff Walker (Carcass) into one schizophrenic person while still displaying his own unique identity. Guest appearances by Bo Summer (Illdisposed), Michael Bogballe (Mnemic) and Jacob Bredahl (Hatesphere) bring even vocal more variation to the mix as well.

With the release of Goremageddon, ABORTED had achieved a production to be coveted by many imitators, and the band has stepped things up once again with The Archaic Abattoir. Produced this time around by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Panzerchrist, Ektomorph, Destiny), the vocals cut through the mix seamlessly, while the guitars possess some of the thickest yet clearest tones ever recorded. The drum sound is warm and human, which is something that cannot be said of most of their contemporaries. Don't be surprised if this album becomes a reference point for bands and engineers for the next 10 years down the line.

One of extreme music's brightest new stars, ABORTED are soon to be one of the most influential artists in the genre. Now primed to explode onto the international metal scene, their clinically inspired assault won't remain a secret for much longer. Be warned, the new Gods of surgically precise gore-grind have arrived!


‘purity of perversion’ – SOL REAPER / GOODLIFE
“Engineering the dead” – 02’ Listenable
‘Created to kill compilation - 02 ‘Bones Brigade
“Goremageddon” CD - 03’ Listenable
‘Haematobic’ ep – ’04 Listenable
“The Archaic Abattoir” - 05’ Listenable

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