156: ABORTED

With a career lasting nearly 30 years and counting, Aborted’s brutal combination of death metal and grindcore has made them an unrivalled force in extreme metal.

Across ten albums and a half dozen EPs, Aborted have mastered their iconic sound, combining relentlessly chunky riffs, lightning fast blast beats, and utterly inhuman vocals. Sven de Caluwé’s voice darts back and forth between pained screams and demonic gutterals, barking confronting lyrics.

Aborted have somehow figured out the formula for making music that sounds completely impenetrable at first, but once it gets its hooks in you, there’s no escape. It’s actually full of great riffs, catchy hooks, and and fantastically brutal melody.