Sunday, August 14, 2011

Abnormality "The Collective Calm in Mortal Oblivion" EP Review

Abnormality “The Collective Calm in Mortal Oblivion” EP

Massachusetts’s very own Abnormality which features current and ex members of notable bands such as Goratory, Sexcrement, Teratism, Revengeance, and Iranach have made quite an impact in the underground death metal scene. Even though a lot of people have seemed to right off Abnormality as a generic death metal band, I wouldn’t right off the bat say they’re just another D-grade death metal band. They’re recent EP “The Collective Calm in Mortal Oblivion” might not be breaking new ground, but it is quite a tastefully well done record to listen to. The album is only three tracks long but is able to capture the listener with crunching guitar lines, blast beats, tenacious double bass, along with crushing bass undertones and the guttural growls and screams of vocalist Mallika Sundaramurthy. The production quality, packaging and the musicianship on the album are all superb in my opinion. Not really big into death metal these days, but I do say that Abnormality is definitely worth checking out if you’re into that kind of thing, and they put on a hell of a live show. Keep up the good works guys and gal.

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