Aug 21, 2011

Abrasive 'The Birth...Born In Sodom' review


ABRASIVE
'The Birth...Born In Sodom'
(MDD records)

Germany’s Abrasive has really done something here. 'The Birth…Born In Sodom' is full of that extremely violent, brutal death metal you can’t help but enjoy. Filled with relentless chugging riffs with that drop-your-guts-to-the-floor kind of heaviness, and, as shown in tracks like 'Stimmulate' and 'Hungry', some of the most gruesome breakdowns you’ll ever hear.
Every song begins like a blunt weapon that bludgeons you to the ground before slicing you open with razorblade riffs and hanging you from a lamp post by your entrails. This is the kind of devastatingly heavy and brutal death metal that just pummels you without mercy.
Every musician handles their instrument very well on this album. Drums are savage and wild, riffs are played with bone-breaking force, the bass throbs chaotically (And audibly!), and the vocals are just the vile, low-growling, hell-vomit you’d want in a brutal death metal band. There are even some solos to be enjoyed! Check out 'Porn Addicted' for an example.
My complaints with this album are small in number, but I’ll state them anyway. First off, the snare drum has that really annoying wood sound that’s becoming more and more popular, and it can be pretty distracting at times. Also, there really isn’t too much that distinguishes one track from another. But on that note, you shouldn’t listen to brutal death metal bands if you crave a lot of song variety. What Abrasive does on this album is brutal death metal done right. This is a great album that I had a lot of fun listening to and reviewing. Check it out! [8]
(Andrew Oliver)


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