Aborted is a band that needs little introduction. Still, for those who need a refresher, this Belgium-based band has been around since 1995 and released around nine full-lengths and a substantial amount of EPs, demos, and splits. Without divulging all the dark secretes, the best way to describe this band in the most simple sense, is death metal. Death-grind is also an appropriate descriptor for a band pushing towards 25 years of existence.
If one were to trace the evolution of the band through its many line-up changes, horror-themed music and album art, and brutal approach to death metal, its satisfying to hear a progression that not only manifests itself in the riff writing and diversity in vocal styles, but also the core structure of many of the songs on TerrorVision. In preparing for this write-up, I revisited some of their older releases to recall the earlier experiences and time spent listening to Aborted. In revisiting these, there was this recurring thought of, "Why are these albums not more of a priority in my life?" Aborted has always had the talent and a good creative approach. This visit to the past just reinforced how skilled this band is.
Unfortunately, there are no sound clips on this album as many of their previous releases had. No excerpts from horror films or audio recordings of killers. To make up for this though, there are some excellent guest vocals throughout the album, most notably on the "The Final Absolution". I may be wrong, as I could not clarify if this was accurate, but I think the vocalist is Sebastian Grihm from Cytotoxin. This more straightforward album has no gimmicks or distractions. It's all about the music.