ABORTED’s latest effort, or what I like to call it: Varied blasting on the highest technical level.
The opener already assaults your ears in a way that lets you feel what kind of slab this album is. However, this is not just blasting. Otherwise it would be impossible to listen to this album from start to finish, since it would almost be too heavy. Instead, there are several quieter and slower passages as well as top notch solos, without much of the heaviness getting lost. The drums are precise and brutal, and with all this heaviness variation is the key. The way brutal high-speed passages are interwoven with almost melodic elements really demands your respect. The vocals are appropriate and very diverse, too, ranging from deep growls to higher-pitched, Grindcore-like screams. Pointing out certain songs turns out to be hard, as the quality is consistently high and each track is different than the others, just like each track is worth listening to.ABORTED sound like a mixture between CRYPTOPSY and KATAKLYSM combined with a pinch of NASUM on this album. You may need some time to get into this, and people who enjoy RHAPSODY OF FIRE should stay away from this record at any cost, but those who like heavy Death Metal with elements of Grindcore that is played in a technically outstanding, varied and melodic way should get “Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture”.
(Online May 7, 2008)