Strychnine.213

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Band Name Aborted
Album Name Strychnine.213
Type Album
Released date 19 June 2008
Labels Century Media
Music StyleBrutal Death
Members owning this album266

Tracklist

1.
 Carrion
 01:46
2.
 Ophiolatry on a Hemocite Platter
 04:52
3.
 I35
 03:45
4.
 Pestiferous Subterfuge
 04:24
5.
 The Chyme Congeries
 03:46
6.
 A Murmur in Decrepit Wits
 04:43
7.
 Enterrement of an Idol
 03:24
8.
 Hereditary Bane
 02:49
9.
 Avarice of Vilification
 03:35

Total playing time: 33:04



Bonustrack (Limited Edition)
1.
 Slaughtered (Pantera Cover)
 03:55

Total playing time: 03:55


Review @ Scandals

21 January 2009
Belgian brutal death mob Aborted have crafted a solid career out of reliably brutal, precise death metal. Their last release, ‘Slaughter and Apparatus’ was well received and, while not quite as good as earlier devastations like ‘Goremageddon’ or ‘The Purity of Perversions’, was still a cracking death metal release. However, with ‘Strychnine.213’, fans of the band will noticed a marked increase in melodic leads and a lack of the goregrind attackthat punctuated their earlier material.

The new album has appeared relatively quickly after the release of ‘Slaughter...’; less than a year and a half, and that shows. The resurgence of the band away from death/grind into more technical death metal grounds with that added melodic flair will (and has, judging by some reviews online) alienate and discourage fans of the band from enjoying this album. However it is important to look at the album subjectively as well as objectively. As a solid technical death album, ‘Strychnine.213’ is an impressive piece. It still contains brutal breakdowns, although is now punctuated by fluid melodic breaks (like the many that break through Pestiferous Subterfuge), and excellent moments of technicality that doesn’t become too head spinning. There are some good chugging groove moments in ‘A Murmur of Decrepit Wits’, and a solid rumbling groove to the mid section of ‘Enterrement of an Idol’, which opens into a thick, heavy expansive section about two minutes in.

The appearance of melody in a previously brutal death metal band is always a sign that hardcore fans will disown them as being ‘commercial’, ‘trendy’ or whatever new derogatory term they can come up with to describe progression they do not approve of. But the band are simply attempting to step out of their death/grind background and appeal to newer fans, which this album certainly should. But up the brutality next time and we might be onto a complete winner. All in all however, a pretty solid brutal release, some good flashes of melody but definitely nowhere near a disaster.

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Comment @ Mutilated_One

20 August 2008
After Aborted recorded the album 'Slaughter & Apparatus', only lead singer Sven staid in the band. So it's obvious that for this new album a few new members were needed. And that's not even that bad!. 'Strychnine.213' really turned out to be a alternated album. Some parts are a bit slow and melodic, but other parts are even faster and harder than on 'Goremageddon; The Saw And Carnage Done'. It's logical to say that Aborted is more like when they started, a Death/Grind like band, but that's not really reasonable. 'Strychnine.213' really has a lot of variaty, but it's true that the subjects are more 'classic' Aborted, because it deals a lot about murderers and stuff. All whit all I can say that this is one of the best album Aborted ever brought out.

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