4 years ago Aborted Fetus released their best album, Fatal Dogmatic Damage. It was top notch Russian brutal death metal with plenty of slam. Did it do anything new or push the genre? No, but that's not what I look for in a lot of death metal (or music in general) as most things have been done. I just want music that's written well and with this genre, music that's high energy and punishing. They succeeded quite well.

Straight to the point, Private Judgment Day is a by the books brutal death metal album. It has everything a fan of the genre could ask for. Heavy as hell riffs, tons of double bass, blast beats, groove, slams, and super guttural vocals. Am I as stoked on this album as I was the last release? That's a question I've been asking myself for a few weeks now. The answer went back and forth between kind of and no, but I definitely enjoy it.

Fans of brutal death metal should find plenty to enjoy here. As this isn't a release that's pushes boundaries, it's not something that will turn a lot of heads. Aborted Fetus do what they do and they do it well, what they do is above average death metal, but nothing completely standout. Private Judgement Day is quite solid and at this point, what I've come to expect from the band. Will it be in my top releases of the year? Probably not, but will I listen to it good bit. Damn straight I will.

I do have one gripe with the release, and it's something that bothered me slightly with each listen, drum editing. It seems that there's some bad drum editing (parts pieced together in studio). While listening, it seems like it skips, but it's just cymbals oddly quickly cutting out without normal decay. It was detracting at times, but perhaps I'm being too anal.