Mainly from Upper Normandy, I have also family branches in
Alsace, Baden-Württemberg and last but not the least, in Belgium, a country dear
to my heart with childhood good memories.
Staying in Le Plat Pays, I would like
to pay homage to Phil Baheux from Channel Zero, who left us too soon few months
ago: we miss you.
would also like to write few words about
The Necrotic Manifesto
and Aborted, a band I have been following since its beginnings, with its whole
discography at home.
Back the band, there is a man,
Sven de Caluwé, singer/growler/screamer/gurglorother and only
original member, as Leif Jensen in Dew-Scented. I need a half-second to identify
Despite perpetual personnel changes, Aborted makes its own
original way through death metal, brutal but never boring, violent and
atmospheric as well. I am not forgetting killing riffs and melodic soli: it is
not a cliché, but a backbone and a religion, as far as I am concerned.
I believe Sven when he is saying: ‘We had a little over three
months from start to master. Everyone really gave 300% on this record’.
You can indeed describe this Necrotic Manifesto as a great
work, with strong attention to detail and a focus on quality. It is a worthy
successor for the excellent Global Flatline, still with Jacob Hansen for
the production, an adequate choice.
Carcass is back, Aborted is stronger than ever, Philippe smiles
from his Norwegian wood.