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Aborted - Global Flatline

Aborted
Global Flatline
by Lior "Steinmetal" Stein at 12 January 2012, 1:29 PM

Has it ever crossed your mind how life on earth will cease to be? That someday all that will be left is a barren planet filled with the remains of a race once called humans. Well we are seeing those things in movies right? It is the state of a death, a global flatline. The Belgian brutal Death Metal veterans of ABORTED amused with the idea of our own demise in various of unconventional methods in their new, and seventh, release through Century Media, "Global Flatline". As it seems, man's fate won't be so welcoming.

Certainly that ABORTED weren't the first, and as long as we draw breath and walk the earth, won't be the last producing material that will deal with mankind's expiration date, yet every band has different its insights, even when those are sick like on this here album. Produced well by the competent hands of the Danish Jacob Hansen, "Global Flatline" is a massive dose of brutality without a shred of mercy. If you thought about a musical form to clear your mind with, you ought to look for it someplace else. ABORTED haven't changed their original path of gruesome Death Metal smeared with gore and filth. "Global Flatline", aside from introducing a trio of guest vocalists from other extreme bands, is practically similar in nature to previous ABORTED releases. When it comes to Death Metal in miscellaneous ways, ABORTED is one of those bands that fit like a glove to do it.

The main element behind the music of "Global Flatline" is the attack of mentality while eventually leaving it in total chaos with no chance to grasp the extremity of what went on. As on previous ABORTED releases, there is no end for the flow of machine gun riffs and brutish grinds, no stop signs. On several occasions there were nice fretwork displays on the solo sections, shame that there were just a few of those. In the front, Sven De Caluweonce again scorched with his rough pig squeals, which were not that didn’t appeal to me, and mid range growls that made the lyrics understandable. In overall, ABORTED didn't come to be that highly clever while sending their usual messages of Death.

The album's finest, the self-titled track "Global Flatline", sounded very similar to something that was written by VADER back in the last decade (I actually remembered "This Is The War"), yet it blasted my face. Though several great tracks as "The Origin Of Disease", "The Kallinger Theory" and the last gasping breath before the cardiac arrest of "Endstille", presented ABORTED mix sweet technical abilities alongside a gory, aggressive manner. Nonetheless, the overwhelming chaotic nature of the themes indeed had its effects, yet generally, the material didn't channel anything deep. I sensed that there was a rather immense shroud of emptiness as if the sole purpose was simply to unleash hell and skull breaking rhythms, but no more than that.

"Global Flatline" wasn't lesser nor better than early ABORTED manifestations of viciousness. It is a fine release, but I expected a bit more, maybe next time around.

3 Star Rating

Tracklist:
1. Omega Mortis
2. Global Flatline
3. The Origin of Disease
4. Coronary Reconstruction
5. Fecal Forgery
6. Of Scabs and Boils
7. Vermicular, Obscene, Obese
8. Expurgation Euphoria
9. From a Tepid Whiff
10. The Kallinger Theory
11. Our Father, Who Art of Feces
12. Grime
13. Endstille 
Lineup:
Sven De Caluwe- Vocals
Eran Segal- Guitars
Michael Wilson– Guitars
JB Van De Wal- Bass
Ken Bedene- Drums
Record Label: Century Media
     


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Edited 18 October 2021
 

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