Aborted is one of the hardest working death metal bands right now. Endless touring, writing, recording and they just keep producing incredible shows, sounds and songs. The band just continues to improve and write masterful horror pieces and it takes the band from just a plain ol death metal act to a respectful group of musicians who just happen to write gore-riffic tunes. “Bathos” is a very small EP consisting of only 2 songs on it and these 2 songs are simply great. The title track hits hard with relentless guitars and drum punishment and the vocal storm comes a blowing in, leaving death and ash everywhere.
The next/last track on this EP, “Fallacious Crescendo”, continues on the onslaught of what Aborted brings to the butcher shop. Honestly, both of these tracks are freaking great. I don’t know why we are getting a random drop of 2 songs this summer by the band but hey, I’ll take it. These could have easily just fit within last year’s Retrogore! A tasty couple of songs to tide us over until the next release or show. “Bathos” is just another reminder of why Aborted have become one of my favorite death metal bands!
Release Date: July 7th, 2017
Label: Century Media Records
Similar Artists: Cattle Decapitation, Benighted and Skinless