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Aborym - Generator
The intro on Generator sets the mood for what to expect from Italy’s Aborym on this album. Minor triads and organ tones slowly build up and then CRUNCH! With three notes, the second track ‘Disgust and Rage’ lets you know this in going to be one grand fucker of an album.
Combining electronic synth driven rhythms with Bård Faust’s recognisable style of drumming, this is the first time Aborym has used a real flesh and blood drummer instead of drum machine on a release, and the result is nothing short of dynamic. It gives Aborym a new depth when compared to previous albums such as ‘Fire Walk With Us’. Prime Evil’s (Mysticum) diabolical vocals replacing those of former vocalist Attila Csihar (Mayhem) blends with processed female choral sounds and the leader Fabban’s clean but scowling vocals to create a sound that cant help but give away the Italian origins of the group. Tracks such as ‘Ruiurama Kolossal S.P.Q.R.’ and ‘Suffer Catalyst’ have sounds that conjures mental images of the medieval Italian poet Dante Aligheri’s ‘Inferno’ or renaissance depictions of hell, and yet elements of electro-trance-electronica give an entirely modern element. This is further enhanced by numerous Latin elements within the lyrics. The instrumentation is a layered and structurally complex. Blasting black metal riffs combine with electronic synthesisers, keyboards and bass to produce a unique, jagged but classical quality. ‘Between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea’ begins as a fairly typical metal track but fades into straight out electronica, before the guitars, real drums and vocals crash back in and combine with the techno synthesisers. Track eight ‘Man Bites Dog’ features Attila on vocals as a tribute to the time he spent with Aborym as vocalist on previous releases. It begins as a bottom heavy electronic beat that sounds like it’s about to drop into drum ‘n’ bass before exploding into one of the heaviest black metal tracks on the album, with Attila’s icy vocals giving an extra edge.
Generator is a thunderous maelstrom of evil sounds combined with moments of intense beauty and industrial crunch. Personally, I think this album slays earlier releases – this is one of those rare instances where I like the new stuff better than the old stuff.
Certainly one of the better releases of 2006 for me so far, it’s well worth checking out if you like the more avant-garde of extreme metal.
2. Disgust and Rage (Sic Transit Gloria Mundi)
3. A Dog-Eat-Dog World
4. Ruiurama Kolossal S. P. Q. R. (Satanic Pollution - Aliphotic Rage)
6. Suffer Catalyst
7. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
8. Man Bites God
9. I Reject! (Aborym Manifesto)
Title: Aborym - Generator
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Added: June 11th 2006
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