Abnormality – death metal's smartest (and nastiest) new band?

Abnormality, death metal band

Thanks to the ubiquity of blastbeats and growls in modern metal, it’s rare for a band to make music so extreme that it takes the breath away, but Massachusetts death metal squad Abnormality are coming closer than most.

New album Mechanisms Of Omniscience takes off at a ferocious pace, upping the ante for purveyors of brutality everywhere.

“There are plenty of opportunities for headbanging!” declares vocalist Mallika Sundaramurthy. “It’s an East Coast brand of death metal; it’s heavy, in your face, intense, technical music without being too over the top.”

With intense lyrics that deal with everything from time-travel to “the military industrial complex and the global elite”, Abnormality are not conforming to the usual death metal stereotypes. Neither are they afraid of a little hard work.

“We’ve a saying: ‘Suck it up, that’s what we train for!’” laughs Mallika. “We just want to stay alive on the road, sell merch, get a bus with a 50-inch TV and a money-green sofa, be Number One… and be far beyond driven.”

SOUNDS LIKE:

Dark, brutal death metal delivered with maximum ferocity

FOR FANS OF:

Cannibal Corpse, Decapitated, Origin

LISTEN TO:

Mechanisms Of Omniscience