There is often a time I finally check my emails and get sent an album to check out and today after reading through over 100+ unread emails, I saw one sent a couple days ago that caught my attention. Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Abominism comes in with a crushing debut self-titled album released on Black Market Metal Label. This album is the love child that Nile and Aborted did not let out into the world till the right time.
Every track on this album is indescribable. There are moments of doomy atmosphere, blackened dark melodies and just straight cut throat brutalness. Tracks like To Live, Dream and Yet Die As Nothing and Famine of Hope show this band’s true potential with the speed, technicality, transitions and complex musicianship this group bestows. What stands out most is the strong musicianship overlaid with otherworldly vocals that either belt out gutturals from the depths of hell or blackened screams that no human would believe they heard out of another fellow. These vocals are otherworldly and fit perfectly to each and every riff and transition.
Overall, hell yes to this album. If you are a fan of Nile’s brutality and technicality mixed with Aborted’s shear brutality and heaviness as well, then listen to this band right now. Will you headbang to this album, you’re damn right. Will you want to buy this album, oh yeah you will. Will you thank me later for this gem of a metal masterpiece, most likely but definitely check this album out. You will not be disappointed!
Overall Score: 9.0/10
Review by Neil Andersen