Sunday, October 9, 2011

Initial Impressions: Aborted Fetus: Fatal Dogmatic Damage

Okay, this is as basic as slam gets. Seriously, this could be Slam 101, all of the elements are here, with the exception of the almost cartoonish violence-filled lyrics. Not to say the lyrics here are not violent, but they are not as extreme. Otherwise, this is what slam is.

Aborted Fetus is a Russian four-piece who has been quite prolific in releasing something almost every year since the band formed in 2000. This is the band's second full-length album amongst a number of splits, demos, and EPs.

Their music is groove-laden slam death with fairly simple riffing and blastbeat-driven drumming. Every song is basically structured the same way. The band does not really go too far out of their comfort zone. The vocals are the standard pig squealed gurgling that a lot of slam bands use.

There is virtually no originality here. Even the name is lifted from two other bands. This is just simple slam without any real standout sections. The band just simply crushes for 25 minutes. It is utterly forgettable, but that is part of its charm. It hits you like a steamroller and then leaves you afterwards wondering what happened.

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