||Chaos, is the very first thing that comes
to mind when you think about the band Abcess. Their album "Tormented"
definitely fits this description. From beginning to the end the whole
CD is basically filled with chaotic metal. But the kind of metal is
anywhere from death to grindcore, and it is certainly fast! But that
is basically the better parts about this album. When I listened to
this album, I noticed how raw the music was. Sometimes this can be
good, but personally I think it hurt this album. Also the length of
some of their songs were only one minute long, and with this chaotic
way of constructing their songs, it didn't leave much to get into
their songs. I think the way that they constructed their songs, kind
of a Gutted meets Benumb or Kataklysm, sounds pretty cool, but it
just doesn't seem like they tried to write an album. Its like they
jammed for a while, and decided to put theses thirteen songs on this
CD. The album doesn't quite reach thirty-four minutes, and with the
last song lasting seven minutes, you can see the whole album is composed
of short blurbs. I did however manage to find a song that I liked
quite a bit, it's the third track, and title track, "Tormented."
Other songs that I thought were decent include "Rusted Blood."
"Scratching At The Coffin," and "Wormwind." If
you like the chaotic metal, then check this out, otherwise, you might
want to stay away from this CD.