I had high hopes for this cd considering Sven was doing vocals for it. He is one of my favorite vocalists. His performance is always brutal and intense. So I picked this up after having gotten the e.p. and was hoping it would be a great cd. I gotta say, it's mediocre at best. The female vocals really just ruin it for me. It would be one thing if her voice was unique like say Sfinx from Ram-Zet or the girl from The Agonist, but no the female vocals on this cd are nothing special and actually get annoying. I believe that the singer is Sven's wife, although I could be wrong. Anyways, another thing that really annoyed me were all the very predictable bass drops throughout the cd. When listening to it in my truck with a amp and 2 12's, I got to where I could predict when the next sampled bass drop thing would hit, over and over again. I'm sure the new Aborted cd will make up for this.
I'm not against the female vocals. I just feel it doesn't blend well with this band. Sure if
it didn't have it it may sound like "every other band" so to speak. But I personally would
disagree with that. Also most of the breakdowns seemed weak and unnecessary.