Power of Metal.dk Review

The Necrotic Manifesto
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 28 April, 2014
Playing time: 42:38

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.

I 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 his voice(s).

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.

01. Six Feet of Foreplay
02. The Extirpation Agenda
03. Necrotic Manifesto
04. An Enumeration of Cadavers
05. Your Entitlement Means Nothing
06. The Davidian Deceit
07. Coffin Upon Coffin
08. Chronicles of Detruncation
09. Sade and Libertine Lunacy
10. Die Verzweiflung
11. Excremental Veracity
12. Purity of Perversion
13. Of Dead Skin and Decay
14. Cenobites
Label: Century Media
Distribution: Universal (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Philippe Leconte
Date: 23 April, 2014
Website: www.goremageddon.be