Aborted Fetus [Russia]
Private Judgement Day
Brutal Death Metal
Since 2008, Russian brutal death metal squad Aborted Fetus has been consistently releasing full length albums every other year, and 2014 sees the band releasing their fourth full length album, Private Judgement Day. Released under Comatose Music and with the visual aesthetics all being rather reminiscent of many of their label-mates, one can almost know instantly what to expect from Aborted Fetus on their fourth full length effort.
The crushing, riff-oriented style that Aborted Fetus presents to listeners right from the start with Savage Dominance quickly brings one back to the early days of Devourment. This is made especially so with the gargled vocals of Alexander, who makes the listening experience of Private Judgement Day as uneasy as possible. Throughout the entire album, the slamming style of death metal of the band reminds one of more recent releases by bands like Kraanium and Expurgate along with the gore-oriented themes.
Lead guitars and solos take a back seat over here, and these are few and far between. But where present, these show guitarist Alexander “Meatgrinder”‘s talents, with the technicality and complexity being rather reminiscent of those of Suffocation or Dying Fetus, with the brutality that is infused constantly like on title track Private Judgement Day. The thing that certainly caught my ears though are the relentless blasting of Andrew, often displaying his versatility and abilities behind the kit, alternating between more complex sections to just full-on blasting moments with much ease.
At the same time, there are moments where the band just goes into full-on grindcore mode, and the chaos and aggression that is presented easily brings bands like Brutal Truth to mind, and this is certainly not something to complain about.