Aborted, Fit for an Autopsy, Archspire, Dark Sermon 18+ Agenda Early Warnings (Music) Recommended Soundboard Image

When: Wed., June 3, 8 p.m. 2015

If you want a little wit and wisdom with your brutal grinding metal about mass slaughter and explicit necrophilia, you could do a lot worse than Belgian five-piece Aborted. Their eighth full-length, last year’s The Necrotic Manifesto (Century Media), is a nonstop onslaught, dense and intense enough that the band probably didn’t have to bother writing good songs. But they did anyway, and even the lyrics are solid—when there’s no electricity after the anarchic meltdown of civilization, a fireside acoustic set from these guys would sound just fine while you’re chowing down on your charred human remains (at least the pieces not big enough to, um, get intimate with). That is, you’re not necessarily being spared from anything by the general incomprehensibility of the vocals on the record. Straight from an instrumental intro (“Six Feet of Foreplay”), Aborted roar right into it, absorbing a couple of guest vocalists (the Acacia Strain’s Vincent Bennett on “Your Entitlement Means Nothing” and Wormed’s Phlegeton on “Excremental Veracity”) without a hiccup. The iTunes version of The Necrotic Manifesto includes a cover of Sepultura’s “Arise” from the 2014 EP Scriptures of the Dead, and the limited edition adds three bonus tracks, including songs by Converge and Suffocation. —Monica Kendrick

Price: $20, $16 in advance

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