Unadulterated Perversity

ABRADED

ABRADED are a relatively new band, formed in 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio and "Unadulterated Perversity" […]
February 23, 2024

ABRADED are a relatively new band, formed in 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio and "Unadulterated Perversity" is their second full-length offering after the self-titled debut "Abraded" from 2021 and the compilation "Pathological Primitivism" from 2022. The line-up consists of three guys: Patrick Pariano on drums/vocals, Evan Crouse on guitars/vocals and the main vocalist and bass player Mark Gallon. They claim to play Death metal/Grindcore with lyrics about swams, cannibalism and different monstrous creatures. Sounds interesting enough so let's see...

The album starts with the phrase "I wanna hear some pervert music" and then the opening track "Unadulterated Perversity" starts with a mid-tempo rhythm and the shrieking vocals of Mark Gallon whose main inspiration must be Jeff Walker from the mighty CARCASS. The thing that makes impression in this song as well as throughout the whole album is the lead guitar work of Evan Crouse who is demonstrating his guitar skills on almost all of the tracks. Having guitar leads as a main ingredient of the music is not so common in the Death/Grindcore scene so this is one point that maked ABRADED stand out among the thousands of similar groups. "Nothing Left to Loose" follows the opener with some punkish vibes reminding of GG Allin with its shouting choruses put inside the Death metal structure.

What is good about ABRADED's music is that the band offers plenty of variety in its tracks, it's not only super-heavy hyper speed blasting all the time through the speakers. They have plenty of slow doomy passages that suddenly burst into granding hysteria like on "Capricious Anamnesis". Another surprising moment are the stoner rock riffs that appear without warning in tracks like "They Die" showing that ABRADED's inspiration is not only in the extreme metal genre. "Forced Inoculation" offers some crazy keyboard sound impelemented inside the CARCASS-like guitar riffs and the mix between high and deep vocals. In the "Hide" track Evan Crouse fully demonstrates his guitar playing skills with a long lead that goes for almost the entire song. The following "Archetypal Emanations" is something like an intro to the closing and longest track of the record "Noxious Fumes" which consists of fast and slow parts with some stoner rock vibes clearly present in the music.

No doubt that "Unadulterated Perversity" is an enjoyable album. The cover artwork (I guess a painting from some of the old masters) is interesting and the production is on a good level. ABRADED know how to keep the listener intrigued throughout the whole record and unlike so many Death/Grind bands they don't fall into the trap of all-songs-sound-the-same situation. If CARCASS/AUTOPSY with some non-conventional musical ideas sounds like your thing, check this band out!

7 / 10

Good

Songwritting

7

Musicianship

8

Memorability

7

Production

7
"Unadulterated Perversity" Track-listing:

1. Unadulterated Perversity
2. Nothing Left to Lose
3. Putrefying Cunnilingis
4. The Hillsnatch
5. Capricious Anamnesis
6. They Die
7. Ontologically Recapitulated Phylogenesis
8. Forced Inoculation
9. Hide
10. Archetypal Emanations
11. Noxious Fumes

ABRADED Lineup:

Patrick Pariano - drums/vocals
Evan Crouse - guitars/vocals
Mark Gallon - bass/vocals

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